GER Requirements

General Education Requirements as of Fall 2017 and Beyond

The General Education Requirements apply to all newly admitted Freshmen and Transfer students without an Associate of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree. The newly admitted Freshmen and Transfer students without an Associates of Arts or Associates of Science degree shall be required to complete 40 credit hours of General Education courses in the following Categories:

Category 1 English Composition-(6 Credits)

  • Must take ENG 101 English Composition I and ENG 102 English Composition II. ENG 101 and ENG 102 must be completed with a grade of C* or better. 

Category 2 Arts and Humanities: Arts and Humanities- African American Heritage- (3 credits)

  • Refer to the program major plan of study for designated courses, which include History and World Literature. 

Category 2 Arts and Humanities- (12 credits)

  • Refer to the program major plan of study for designated courses. 

Category 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences-(6 credits)

  • Refer to the program major plan of study for designated courses. 

Category 4 Mathematics-(3 credits)

  • Refer to the program major plan of study for designated courses. 

Category 5 Natural and Physical Sciences-(7 credits)

  • As per the program major plan of study. Two science courses must be completed. At least one of the courses must have a lab. The science courses can be taken in the same discipline. 

Category 6 Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues-(3 credits)

  • Refer to the program major plan of study for designated courses. 

*English Composition I ENG 101 and English Composition II ENG 102 must be completed with a grade of C or better. The passing grade for the other General Education courses is determined by the guidelines of the program faculty and documented on the program major plan of study.