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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;
  6. the comprehension of basic concepts of art, music, film, theatre, literature, foreign language, history, humanities, and/or philosophy.

Required courses 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 and Rhetoric II 3
Humanities Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective, 3
or Mathematics Elective,
or Natural Science Elective
Humanities Elective, 3
or Mathematics Elective,
or Natural Science Elective
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 201, ART 202, ART 206; MUSC 120; COMM 240; THTR 101 or THTR 131.

Humanities Electives: ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 255, ENGL 256, ENGL 257; French; HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 201, HIST 202; Religion; SPAN 101, SPAN 102,or SPAN 201.

Social/Behavioral Science Electives: Anthropology, 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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