In our rapidly changing technologically-driven world students from post-secondary institutions across the country are emerging better prepared to challenge the world on new terms – and Coppin students are among them. These new college-educated citizens are no longer interested in why traditional systems failed to solve problems of their parents' generation. Rather, they are more interested in technologically interrogating established norms and best practices that claim to meet the needs of their generation.
Thus, students who enter Coppin State University should expect to exit as persons who have been transformed by the rigors imbedded in oral and written communication, analytical reasoning, and the ever changing demands associated with information literacy. Students who enter Coppin State University should also expect to be held to the academic standards that will train them to engage in reflective practices while they learn to recognize the needs of their communities and their families.
Designed to open new pathways to life as educated citizens of the world, the GER 40s – completed by the end of the second year of matriculation -- provide a foundation from which students are able to begin the transformation from student to life-long learner.
Answers to Questions About the General Education Requirements
Are General Education Requirements Required of All Students?
Yes. Students who are admitted with earned college credits thru Advanced Placement, CLEP, or as Transfer students must consult with an Admissions Counselor or Academic Advisor to ensure that appropriate credit is equated with correct General Education Requirements.
When Should I Begin the General Education Requirements?
All students are required to begin General Education Requirements upon admission to the university.
How Long Does it Take to Complete all of My General Education Requirements?
The General Education Requirements (GER 40s) must be completed by the end of the second year of study.
Will I Be Able to Earn an Undergraduate Degree Without Completing all of the General Education Requirements (GER 40s)?
No. In order to earn an undergraduate degree all students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 40 credits of General Education Requirements.
Are Freshman Seminar (ORIE 101) and Technology Fluency (MISY 150) Included in the General Education Requirements?
No. Although Freshman Seminar (ORIE 101) and Technology Fluency (MISY 150) are not General Education Requirements they are University requirements and are counted as a part of the 120 credits minimum needed for a degree.