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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; and
  5. the ability to use library resources to research topics across the curriculum.

Required courses for the Certificate of General Studies


First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students 3
or MATH 102:   College Algebra *
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
  Natural Science Elective 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
ENGL102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
or ENGL 103:   Foundations of Professional Writing
  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
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 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 201, ART 202, ART 206; MUSC 120; MUSC 121; COMM 240; or THTR 101, THTR 131
 
Humanities Electives:  ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 255, ENGL 256, ENGL 257; FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201; HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 104, HIST 201, HIST 202, HIST 203; HMAN 201, HMAN 202; HMAN 203, RLGN 201, RLGN 202, RLGN 203; SPAN 101, SPAN 102, or SPAN 201.
 
Social/Behavioral Science Electives:  Anthropology, BADM 201 or BADM 202, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
 
Natural Science Electives:  ALHT 115, Biology, Chemistry, Meteorology, Microbiology, Physical Science, Physics, SCI 101, SCI 102, or Zoology.
 
Mathematics Electives: A three-hour mathematics course higher than MATH 102 College Algebra (exclusive of MATH 129).
 
*For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.
 
**For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take ENGL102 instead of ENGL103. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate English course.

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