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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, 3
  or Mathematics Elective,
  or Natural Science Elective
  Humanities Elective, 3
  or Mathematics Elective,
  or Natural Science Elective
    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; COMM 240; MUSC 120; MUSC121; or THTR 101, THTR 131
 
Humanities Electives:  ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 250, ENGL 251, ENGL 252, 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, HMAN203; RLGN 201, RLGN 202, RLGN 203; SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201; SPCH 115
 
Social/Behavioral Science Electives:  Anthropology, BADM201 or BADM202, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
 
Natural Science Electives:  Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, or SCI 101, SCI 102.
 
Mathematics Electives: A three-hour mathematics course higher than MATH 102 College Algebra
 
*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.

This degree can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction. Contact your academic advisor for details.

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