Degree Requirements

General Education Common Core (All Degrees)

Common Core Hours Which Courses Satisfy Competencies?*
Foundations 14.5-17 Hours sub-total  
Competency: Students will develop skills to help them achieve academic and professional excellence and a foundation for lifelong learning. See General Education Competencies for more information.
CMU101/102 1.5-2 hours CMU101/102
Wellness 1 hour PE111 Wellness (Army Physical Training fulfills this requirements)
Freshman Writing 3 hours (6 hours if taking EN110 & EN111) EN110 College Composition I / EN111 College Com­position II (required of students whose ACT English subscore is < 20)
OR
EN120 College Comp I/II
Oral Communications 3 hours CT101 Public Speaking
Math/Algebra/Statistics 3 hours (5-8 if taking MA099 and MA103I) MA 090 Computerized Pre-Algebra and (required of students whose ACT Math subscore is 19 and below)
MA103I College Algebra (Intensive) (Required of students who have a 20-21 ACT subscore)
MA103 College Algebra  (ACT subscore of 22 or above required)
MA105 Elementary Statistics
MA118 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MA224 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Grade Teachers (Only Early Childhood Education majors may count MA224 in the Common Core.)
Advanced Writing 3 hours EN305 Expository Writing
EN306 Technical Writing
Understanding Human Nature 13 Hours sub-total  
Competency: Students will develop their understanding of human nature in order to assess is­sues and solve problems from a variety of perspectives and in order to develop as socially responsible leaders. See General Education Competencies for more information.
 Religion 3 hours RL122 Religion/Human Adventure
Social Science with Constitution 3 hours HI117 Development of the United States I
HI118 Development of the United States II
PS101 Intro American Govt.
Leadership 1 hour CMU201 Intro to Leadership (ROTC students may substitute MSL220 & MSL222.)
Literature 3 hours EN2221 Intro to Literature
Valuing OR Social Science (specified courses with prefix CJ, EC, HI, PL, PS, PY, or SO) 3 hours VALUING
    PL105 Intro Philosophy
SOCIAL SCIENCE
    CJ100 Intro Criminal Justice
    EC122 Economics for Educa­tors
    EC201 Macroeconomics
    EC202 Microeconomics
    HI101 World History I
    HI102 World History II
    HI117 Dev. of the U.S. I
    HI118 Dev. of the U.S. II
    PS101 Intro American Govt.
    PY101 Intro Psychology
    SO101 Intro Sociology
    SO102 Social Problems
    SO150 Intro Anthropology
Exploring the Nature of the Universe 4 hours sub-total  
Competency: Students will explore the nature of the universe in a variety of dimensions and will develop their values and beliefs. See General Education Competencies for more information.
Science with Lab: May count specified courses with the AS, BI, CH, ES, GL, and PH prefixes. May count SC101 but no other SC courses. 4 hours AS101 Descriptive As­tronomy
AS102 Descriptive As­tronomy: Beyond the Solar System
BI101 General Biology
BI102 General Biology
BI105 Intro Environ­mental Science
BI106 Human Biology
BI108 Biodiversity
CH111 Gen. Chemi­stry
CH114 General Chemi­stry with Qua­litative Analysis
GL105 Exploring Geology
PH111 Gen. Physics
PH112 Gen. Physics II
PH205 Calculus Phys­ics
SC101 Conceptual Physical Science
Total Common Core Hours 31.5-32 hours  

General Education Transfer Policies: Transfer credit will be accepted for courses generally equivalent to those in the General Education program. Depending on hours transferred, students may be able to have some general education requirements waived. See the chart below.

  Take CMU101 &CMU102? Take PE111? Take CMU201?
0-29 transfer hours without one full-time semester of study on a university campus Yes Yes Yes
0-29 transfer hours with one full-time semester of study on a university campus No Yes Yes
30-59 transfer hours No No Yes
≥ 60 transfer hours No No No

*To be listed as satisfying any General Education competency, faculty teaching or administering a course must apply for such listing through the faculty’s Committee on Academic Affairs, which, in consultation with the Committee on Assessment, will endorse or not endorse such listing. If endorsed, the proposal then goes to the full faculty for approval.