Tier Two Degree Requirements

The second level of General Education Requirements (known as "Tier Two") differs from one degree program to the next. Before selecting any courses for Tier Two requirements, determine whether a degree program specifies what must be taken.

Bachelor of Arts

Additional General Education Competencies

 

BA1. Students will understand the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities and of the fine arts.

BA2. Students will articulate a critical response to works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

BA3. Students will enlarge their experience through the study of works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

BA4. Students will study a foreign language to increase their understanding of their own language, to expand their understanding of other cultures and peoples, and to add to their research abilities by expanding available sources to those in other languages.

BA5. Students will build on their foundational skills in science and in social science to prepare them to be informed citizens.

 

Bachelor of Arts

Additional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Humanities or Fine Arts

9 hours

BA1,2,3

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, SO)

3 hours

BA5

Science

3-4 hours

BA5

Foreign Language (a single foreign language)

6-8 hours

BA4

Total Additional Hours

21-24 hours

 

Total General Education Hours

52.5-56

 

 

Bachelor of Science

Additional General Education Competencies

 

BS1. Students will understand the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities and of the fine arts.

BS2. Students will articulate a critical response to works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

BS3. Students will enlarge their experience through the study of works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

BS4. Students will develop skills for data-driven analysis.

BS5. Students will build on their foundational skills in science and social science to prepare them to be informed citizens.

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Bachelor of Science

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Humanities or Fine Arts

6 hours

BS1,2,3,

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, SO)

6 hours

BS5

Science

3-4 hours

BS5

Analytical Skills (Research Methods, Math above MA103, and Applied Computer Skills)

6-8 hours

BS4

Total Additional Hours

21-24 hours

 

Total General Education Hours

52.5-56

 

 

Associate of Arts Degree Core Requirements

 

Common Core

Hours

Competencies

Foundations

12.5-13 hours

 

CMU101/102

1.5-2 hours

I-See Goal for Foundations

Wellness

1 hour

8

Freshman Writing

3 (6 hours if taking EN110 & EN111)

1,2,3,4,5

Oral Communications

3 hours

1,2,3,4,5

Math/Algebra/Statistics

3 hours

6,7

Understanding Human Nature

13 hours

 

Religion

3 hours

9,10,11

Social Science with Constitution

3 hours

12,13,14,15

Leadership

1 hour

18

Literature

3 hours

16,17

Valuing or Social Science (PY, SO, ECON, HI, PS, Ethics, ANTH, PL, CT)

3 hours

Valuing-9,10,11

Social Science-12,13,15

Exploring the Nature of the Universe

4 hours

 

Science with Lab

4 hours

19,20,21,22

Total Common Core Hours

29.5-30 hours

 

 

Associate of Arts Degree Additional General Education Competencies

 

AA1. Students will understand the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities and of the fine arts.

AA2. Students will articulate a critical response to works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

AA3. Students will enlarge their experience through the study of works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

AA4. Students will build on their foundational skills in science and in social science to prepare them to be informed citizens.

 

Associate of Arts Degree Additional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Humanities or Fine Arts

9 hours

AA1,2,3

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, SO)

3 hours

AA4

Science

3-4 hours

AA4

Total Additional Hours

15-16 hours

 

Total General Education Hours

44.5-46

 

 

Associate of Science Degree Core Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Foundations

12.5-13 hours

 

CMU101/102

1.5-2 hours

I-See Goal for Foundations

Wellness

1 hour

8

Freshman Writing

3 (6 hours if taking EN110 & EN111)

1,2,3,4,5

Oral Communications

3 hours

1,2,3,4,5

Math/Algebra/Statistics

3 hours

6,7

Understanding Human Nature

13 hours

 

Religion

3 hours

9,10,11

Social Science with Constitution

3 hours

12,13,14,15

Leadership

1 hour

18

Literature

3 hours

16,17

Valuing or Social Science (PY, SO, ECON, HI, PS, Ethics, ANTH, PL, CT)

3 hours

Valuing-9,10,11

Social Science-12,13,15

Exploring the Nature of the Universe

4 hours

 

Science with Lab

4 hours

19,20,21,22

Total Common Core Hours

29.5-33   hours

 

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Education Degrees

Additional General Education Competencies

 

BSE1.Students will understand the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities and of the fine arts.

BSE2. Students will articulate a critical response to works in the humanities and in fine arts.

BSE3. Students will continue to develop their competencies in mathematics and in the sciences.

BSE4. Students will develop skills to use technology to enhance their classroom teaching.

BSE5. Students will understand the government, the history, and the economic systems of the United States.

 

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Additional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Humanities or Fine Arts: AR186, AR188, or MU188

3 hours

BSE 1,2

Additional Science with Lab: Biological Science w/ lab

4 hours

BSE3

CS122ED

1 hour

BSE4

MA224 [NOTE: IF this is approved for Common Core, we would remove this; it’s not in the original Gen Ed document]

 

 

Additional American History or Political Science: Must take Economics OR Geography

3 hours

BSE5

Additional BSECE hours

11 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

42.5-43 hours

 

 

 

Bachelor of Science in

Elementary Education, Special Education, or Middle School

Additional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

CS122ED

1 hour

BSE4

Humanities or Fine Arts: AR186, AR188, or MU188

3 hours

BSE 1,2

Additional Science with Lab: Biological Science w/ lab

4 hours

BSE3

MA224  

4 hours

BSE3

Must take Economics, Geography, OR History/Political Science

6 hours

BSE5

Additional Hours

18 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

49.5-50 hours

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health

Additional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

BI107 Anatomy

4 hours

BSE3

CS122ED

1 hour

BSE4

Humanities or Fine Arts

3 hours

BSE 1,2

Additional Am. History/ Political Science

3 hours

BSE5

Additional Hours

11 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

42.5-43 hours

 

 

Note: In addition, students in the BS in Elementary Education program will continue their studies in the core subjects they will teach. (e.g., mathematics, geography)

 

Bachelor of Music Education

Additional General Education Competencies

 

BME1. Students will understand the cultural, social, and psychological contexts in which they will be working, teaching, and making music.

BME2. Students will incorporate these understandings into their professional persona.

 

 

Bachelor of Music Education

Additional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Psychology: PY210, PY223, and PY342

8 hours

BME 1,2

History, Government, or Anthropology

3 hours

BME 1,2

Total Additional General Education Requirements

11 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

42.5-43 hours

 

 

 

Bachelor of Music—Voice

Additional General Education Competency

BMV1. Students will develop language and theatrical skills necessary for academic and/or professional careers in music.

 

Bachelor of Music—Voice

Additional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Foreign Language—Two languages, if available

8 hours

BMV1

Theatre Arts—acting or stage movement

3 hours

BMV1

Total Additional General Education Requirements

11 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

42.5-43 hours

 

 

 

Bachelor of Music—Keyboard

Additional General Education Competencies

 

BMK1. Students will study a foreign language to increase their understanding of the cultural contexts in which they will be working, teaching, and making music.

BMK2. Students will broaden their academic or entrepreneurial skills.

 

 

Bachelor of Music—Keyboard

Additional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Foreign Language (two languages if available)

8 hours

BMK1

Social Science or Business

3 hours

BMK2

Total Additional General Education Requirements

11 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

42.5-43 hours

 

 

 

Bachelor of Accountancy

Professional General Education Competencies

 

BAc1. Students will develop technological and analytical skills required by the accounting profession.

BAc2. Students will develop the ability to deal effectively with ethical dilemmas, to provide ethical leadership, and to understand the responsibility of accounting in society.

BAc3. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the determinants of long-run economic growth and of short-run economics fluctuations (the business cycle) and the opportunities and challenges these create for business.

 

 

Bachelor of Accountancy

Professional General Educational Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Statistics

3 hours

1

Applied Computer Skills

3 hours

1

Ethics: PL306 Ethics and the Professions

3 hours

2

Economics

3 hours

3

Total Professional General Education Requirements

12 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

43.5-44 hours

 

 

Note: Students applying to graduate school or for certification usually have 130 to 150 hours at graduation including 6-15 additional hours of general education

 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Management

Professional General Education Competencies

 

BASM1. Students will develop technological and analytical skills required by management.

BASM2. Students will develop the ability to deal effectively with ethical dilemmas, to provide ethical leadership, and to understand the responsibility of business in society.

BASM3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of microeconomic thinking to the effective management of business enterprises.

 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Management

Professional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Statistics

3 hours

1

Applied Computer Skills

3 hours

1

Ethics: PL306 Ethics and the Professions

3 hours

2

Economics: EC314 Managerial Economics

3 hours

3

Total Professional General Education Requirements

12 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

43.5-44 hours

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Professional General Education Competencies

 

BSN1. Students will broaden their understanding of human nature for the purpose of developing therapeutic relationship skills and communication skills necessary in health care.

BSN2. Students will understand the basic structure of and function of the human body.

BSN3. Students will improve critical thinking skills to support evidence-based practice.

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Professional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements  

Hours

Competencies

Humanities or Fine Arts

3 hours

BSN1

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, or SO):

 

Must include PH101 General Psychology OR SO101 Introduction to

Sociology, whichever not taken in the Common Core.

Must include a 200- or 300-level PY or SO

6 hours

BSN1

Science

Required courses:

  • BI107 Human Anatomy (4) and BI107L (1)
  • BI205 General Physiology (4) and BI205L (1)
  • BI305 Microbiology (3) and BI305L (1)
  • CH107 Chemistry for Allied Health (3)

17 hours

BSN2

Analytical Skills (Statistics): AH316 Data Analysis for Nursing Practice or MA105 Elementary Statistics

3 hours

BSN3

Allied Health

AH200 Introduction to Adaptation Nursing w/ lab

AH314 Pathophysiology

6 hours

BSN3

Elective course

2-2.5 hours

 

Total Professional General Education Requirements

37 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

69 hours

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Professional General Education Competencies

 

BSAT1. Students will develop the critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills necessary for success in athletic training, allied health care, and in a broad spectrum of professions in today’s society.

BSAT2. Students will understand the basic structure of and function of the human body.

BSAT3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical leadership, academic excellence, social responsibility, and human nature.

 

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Professional General Education Requirements

 

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

Science:

  • BI 102 w/lab
  • BI 107 Human Anatomy
  • BI 205 General Physiology
  • CH 107 Allied Health Chemistry or CH111 General Chemistry

16-17 hours

2

MA 105 Statistics AND

CT 214 Web Page Design required

6 hours

1

Social Sciences: PY210 Educational Psychology OR PY223   Developmental Psychology

3 hours

3

Humanities

3 hours

3

Total Professional General Education Requirements

28-29 Hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

59.5-61 Hours

 

 

If given a choice of courses to satisfy a Tier Two requirement, consult the following section. Students may not double-apply Common Core courses elsewhere; students may double-apply courses in Tier Two to the major or the minor.

Fine Arts Courses

Fine Arts courses include survey courses, which examine the monuments and major figures of a visual or performing art, examine the social and cultural contexts and influences on this visual or performing art, and pro­vide sufficient study of and exposure to the visual or performing art to enable the student to begin to compre­hend the aesthetic and to offer an informed response to the aesthetic. Fine Arts requirements also can be satis­fied by studio art courses that include instruction in history and theory.

CMU's faculty designated these as "Fine Arts" courses:

  • AR116 Basic Photography (3)
  • AR121 Basics of Design (3)
  • AR130 Studio Art (3)
  • AR186 Art History I (3)
  • AR188 Art History II (3)
  • EN212 Introduction to Cinema (3)
  • MU145 History of Jazz (3)
  • MU188 Music Appreciation (3)
  • MU201 Opera Literature on Video (3)
  • TA103 Basic Principles of Theatre (3)
  • TA111 Acting I (3)
  • TA113 Script Analysis (3)
  • TA211 Acting II (3)
  • TA245 Oral Interpretation (3)
  • TA250 Stage Makeup (3)
  • TA384 Theatre History I (3)
  • TA386 Theatre History II (3)

Foreign Language Requirement

The BA degree requires six to eight hours of a single for­eign language. Students whose native language is other than English who seek a degree requiring for­eign lan­guage have the following options: (1) fulfill the foreign language degree requirement stated by the degree, (2) take six hours of 300-level literature in their native lan­guage if that language is offered at CMU, (3) take six hours in oral and written commu­nications in addition to EN110/111 or EN 120, EN305 or 306, and CT 101.

Humanities Requirements

Some degree programs designate which course(s) a student must take to fulfill the Humanities courses for Tier Two of the General Education curriculum. If no such designation exists, students may not count courses taken as part of the Common Core but instead must select courses from the following:

  • ENGLISH (EN): EN212 (or satisfies "Fine Arts" requirement), EN216, EN224, EN234, EN312, EN323, EN324, EN329, EN331, EN335, EN340, EN342, EN347, and EN348. EN190/ 290/390/490 satisfy Tier Two require­ments unless otherwise indicated. EN160/260/360/460 do not satisfy Tier Two requirements.
  • PHILOSOPHY (PL): PL105, PL225 (cross-listed with RL225), PL311, PL303, PL304, PL306, PL310, and PL314 (cross-listed with RL314). PL190, 290, and 390 satisfy Tier Two require­ments unless otherwise indicated. PL 160/260/360/460 do not satisfy Tier Two requirements.
  • RELIGION (RL): RL201, RL202, RL203, RL225 (cross-listed with PL225), RL301, RL302, RL303, RL310, RL314 (cross-listed with PL314), RL331, RL332, RL333, and RL336. Unless otherwise indicated, RL190/290/390/490 satisfy Tier Two require­ments. RL160/260/360/460 do not satisfy Tier Two requirements.
  • SPANISH (SP): SP203 and SP204. Unless otherwise indicated, SP190/290 satisfy Tier Two require­ments. SP160/260 do not satisfy Tier Two requirements.
  • THEATRE (TA): TA388

Mathematics Requirements

To fulfill Mathematics requirements, students must take courses with the MA (Mathematics) prefix.

Analytical Skills Requirements

Some degree programs designate which course(s) a student must take to fulfill Analytical Skills courses for Tier Two of the General Education curriculum. Unless otherwise designated, students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must select from these courses:

  • BU225 Computer Applications in Business
  • PL101 Introduction to Logic
  • a course in Research Methods (CJ/HI/PS/PY/SO 331 and PS/PY/SO 334 have been designated for students majoring in the Social Sciences.)
  • a Math above MA103
  • an Applied Computer Skills course

Students may not apply any SC160/260/360/460 courses for the Analytical Skills requirement. Students may not count courses taken as part of the Common Core.

Science Requirements

Some degree programs designate which course(s) students must take to fulfill Science requirements in Tier Two of the General Education curriculum. If no such designation exists, students must take courses with the AS (Astronomy), BI (Biology), CH (Chemistry), ES (Environmental Science), GL (Geology), or PH (Physics) prefix or SC101 and SC103 (but no other SC courses unless specified)—excluding courses numbered 160/260/360/460. Students must have met all prerequisites for these courses. Students may not count courses taken as part of the Common Core.

Social Sciences Requirements

Some degree programs designate which course(s) students must take to fulfill Social Sciences requirements in Tier Two of the General Education curriculum. If no such designation exists, students must take courses with the CJ (Criminal Justice), CT (Commu­nication), EC (Economics), HI (History), PS (Po­litical Science), PY (Psychology), or SO (Sociology) pre­fix—excluding any Social Science 190/290/390/490, 160/260/360/460, and 268/368/468. Students may not count courses taken as part of the Common Core.

 
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