General Education Requirements

Degree Guide Key:
Traditional Day ProgramsWC
Evening & Weekend ProgramsSCD
Online ProgramsON
Graduate ProgramsGRAD

General Education Requirements for an Associate Degree

  Semester Hours
Critical Thinking and Studies in Diversity (CT 101)*. 3
Mathematics (One course MA 140 or higher - excluding MA 143, 201, and 302)* 3
Oral Communication (COM 205*) 3
Composition (ENG 101* and ENG 102*). 6
Natural Sciences (Any Biological (BIO) or Physical (PSC) Science with a lab) 4
Behavioral or Sociological Sciences (Any PSY, SOC, HIS, or SS course) 3
Arts and Humanities (Spanish is required for Teacher Education and Equine majors)  
Art (ART), Humanities (HUM), Literature (ENG-Literature) or any Foreign Language course,
Music (MUS), Philosophy (PHIL), Religion (REL)
3
Total 25


Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated Computer Competency
  • *Minimum grade of C required for graduation
  • ACT Math score of 18; or SAT Math score of 490; or MAPP Math score of 111; or CAE score of 14 for MA 140 or higher
  • ACT English score of 18; or SAT Writing score of 450; or MAPP Writing score of 112 for English 101
  • Students who have completed two years of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better may choose an alternative course to satisfy the Arts and Humanities requirement

General Education Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree

  Semester Hours
Critical Thinking and Studies in Diversity (CT 101)* 3
Mathematics (One course MA 140 or higher - excluding MA 143, 201, and 302)* 3
Literacy (Must take ENG 101*, ENG 102*, COM 205*) 9
Natural Sciences (Any Biological (BIO) and Physical (PSC) Science - (one must include lab) 7
Arts and Humanities (Spanish is required for Teacher Education, Nursing and Equine majors)
Select from three different areas:  Art (ART), Literature (ENG-Literature) or any
Foreign Language course,
Humanities (HUM), Music (MUS), Philosophy (PHIL), Religion (REL). 
9
Social Sciences
Select from two different areas: History (HIS), Government (GOVT), Psychology (PSY),
Sociology (SOC), any Social Science course (SS), or any Economics course.
6
Total 37

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated Computer Competency
  • All Women’s College students are required to take one three-hour course designated as Women’s Studies.  Does not apply to School for Career Development or Online students.
  • *Minimum grade of C required for graduation.
  • ACT Math score of 18; or SAT Math score of 490; or MAPP Math score of 111; or CAE score of 14 for MA 140 or higher
  • ACT English score of 18; or SAT Writing score of 450; or MAPP Writing score of 112 for English 101
  • Students who have completed two years of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better may choose an alternative course to satisfy the Arts and Humanities requirement