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Certificate of General Studies

Learning Outcomes

Recipients of the Certificate of General Studies will have demonstrated:

  1. the comprehension of information by reading college-level materials across the curriculum;
  2. the ability to communicate effectively in written English across the curriculum;
  3. the ability to comprehend and perform course-specific mathematical problems;
  4. the development of critical thinking skills across the curriculum;
  5. the ability to use library resources to research topics across the curriculum; the comprehension of basic concepts of art, music, film, theatre, literature, foreign language, history, humanities, and/or philosophy.

Courses required for the Certificate of General Studies:

First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition & Rhetoric II 3
Humanities Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective,
  Mathematics Elective,
  or Natural Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective,
  Mathematics Elective,
  or Natural Science Elective 3
Total credit hours for Certificate of General Studies 30

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.
Students must meet the general education competencies for the academic certificate.

Fine Arts Electives: ART 101, 202, 206; MUSC 120; TLCM 240; THTR 101 or 131.

Humanities Electives: ENGL 201, 202, 255, 256; French; HIST 101, 102; Humanities; Philosophy; Religion; SPAN 101, 102, 201; or THTR 101.

Social/Behavioral Science Electives: Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Natural Science Electives: ALHT 115, Biology, Chemistry, Meteorology, Microbiology, Physical Science, Physics, SCI 101, or Zoology.

Mathematics Elective: A three-hour mathematics course higher than MATH 102 College Algebra (exclusive of MATH 129).

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