UMGC Asia offer programs of study leading to a UMGC associate's degree. All requirements noted for the Associate of Arts degree (AA) involve lower-level courses, although appropriate upper-level courses may be substituted. You should consult with a UMGC academic advisor at your local education center about programs offered in your community and to chart your degree plan to ensure you meet the necessary requirements.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Communicate orally and in writing in a clear, well-organized manner
  • Conduct academic research
  • Think critically

About the General Studies and Specialized Associate's Degree

General Curriculum

The Associate of Arts degree requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits, at least 15 of which must be taken through UMGC. Of these 60 credits, 35 credits must be earned in courses that fulfill the general education requirements. For the remaining 25 credits, you can either choose a general curriculum or one of the specialized curricula outlined below. You must earn a grade of C or higher in all required courses for the chosen curriculum, and you must earn a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken through UMGC.

If you anticipate seeking a bachelor's degree, you should select courses that will advance that goal.

Specialized Curricula

The Associate of Arts specialized curricula are for adult students who wish to pursue a specific career or educational goal, often as a basis for further study toward the bachelor’s degree. Specialized curricula are recommended but optional within the AA degree in General Studies. You should take careful note of course prerequisites and recommended course sequences. Curricula may be available only in limited geographic areas.

Specializations

Accounting Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Accounting Curriculum (25 Credits)

  • ACCT 220
  • ACCT 221
  • Any ACCT or FINC courses (9 Credits)
  • Accounting or business courses (9 Credits) chosen from the following:
    • BMGT 110
    • BMGT 380
    • BMGT 381
    • BMGT 496
    • CMIS 102
    • ECON 201
    • ECON 203
    • IFSM 300
    • MRKT 310
    • STAT 200 (if not applied to general education requirements)
    • Any ACCT or FINC courses
  • Elective course (1 Credit)

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Communications

9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.

Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Required Courses

Courses in the General Curriculum (25 Credits)

  • Curriculum courses (12 Credits) – Any courses that meet your educational and career goals
  • Elective courses (13 Credits)

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Communications

9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.

Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.

Business and Management Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Business and Management Curriculum (25 Credits)

  • BMGT 110
  • ACCT 220
  • ACCT 221
  • Business courses (12 Credits) chosen from the following:
    • Any ACCT, BMGT, CMIS, ECON, FINC, HMGT, HRMN, IFSM, or MRKT courses
    • Any 3-credit CMST courses
    • STAT 200 (if not applied to general education requirements)
    • PSYC 321

Elective courses (4 Credits)—Courses that may be applicable to the BS in Business Administration are recommended.

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Communications

9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.

Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.

Computer Studies Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Computer Studies Curriculum (25 Credits)

  • CMIS 102 or a programming language course
  • Computer studies–related courses (12 Credits)—Chosen from any CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV courses
  • Elective courses (10 Credits)—Courses that may be applicable to a BS in a computing field are recommended.

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Communications

9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.

Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.

Foreign Language Area Studies Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Foreign Language Area Studies Curriculum (25 Credits)

Language core courses (12 Credits)—Sequential courses in a single language, usually numbered 111–112 and 114–115 (or 211–212)

Japanese Courses (12 Credits)

  • JAPN 111
  • JAPN 112
  • JAPN 114
  • JAPN 115

Korean Courses (12 Credits)

  • KORN 111
  • KORN 112
  • KORN 114
  • KORN 115

Related Area Studies Courses (12 Credits)

Choose from any courses in the culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics of the area (see specific courses for each language area)

Elective (1 Credit)

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Communications

9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.

Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.

Management Studies Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Management Studies Curriculum (25 Credits)

Management-related courses (15 Credits)—Chosen from the following:

  • Any ACCT, BMGT, CMIS, CMST, ECON, FINC, HMGT, HRMN, IFSM, and MRKT courses
  • PSYC 321
  • COMM 390

Elective courses (10 Credits)—Courses that may be applicable to the BS in Management Studies are recommended.

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Communications

9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.

Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.

Mathematics Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Mathematics Curriculum (25 credits)

  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 241
  • MATH 340 or MATH 246
  • STAT 200

Mathematics-related course (3 Credits)—Chosen from the following:

  • Any ACCT or FINC course
  • CHEM 103
  • CHEM 113
  • CMIS 102
  • CMSC 150
  • CMIS 242
  • ECON 201
  • ECON 203
  • ECON 430
  • ECON 440
  • Any MATH course numbered 108 or higher
  • Any math-based physics course

Elective course(s) (3–4 Credits)

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Communications

9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.

Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.

Military History Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Military History Curriculum

  • HIST 202
  • HIST 381
  • HIST 462
  • HIST 464
  • HIST 465
  • Elective courses (10 credits): Courses that may be applicable to the BA in history recommended. Please contact an advisor if you have any questions about these requirements.

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Communications

9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.

Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.

Psychology Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Psychology Curriculum (25 credits)

  • PSYC 100

Psychology–related courses (12 Credits)—Chosen from the following:

  • PSYC 321 (or another PSYC course)
  • PSYC 335 (or another PSYC course)
  • PSYC 351 (or another PSYC course)
  • PSYC 353 (or another PSYC course)

Elective courses (10 Credits)—Courses that may be applicable to the BS in Psychology are recommended.

General Education Requirements

Specific recommendations for fulfilling the general education requirements in each category are provided in the degree plan for the general curriculum and each specialization.

Note: Any course that may be applied toward a general education requirement is considered a general education elective. Credit applied to general education requirements may not be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Communications

9 Credits

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • A course in communication, writing, or speech (3 credits)
    ENGL 102, ENGL 281, JOUR 201 and all 3-credit COMM, SPCH, and WRTG courses (except those number 486A and 486B) apply.

No more than 3 credits in writing may be earned by examination.

Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 105, MATH 107, MATH 115, MATH 140, STAT 200, or a mathematcis course approved by the department.

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. Prerequisites must be fulfilled before taking MATH 108, MATH 140, or any highernumbered MATH or STAT courses.

Note: Check individual curricula for recommended math courses.

Arts and Humanities

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
ARTH, ARTT, ASTD (depending on course content), ENGL (except ENGL 281 and ENGL 384), GRCO, HIST, HUMN, MUSC, PHIL, THET, dance, literature, or foreign language.

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6 Credits

Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following disciplines:
AASP (AASP 201 only), ANTH, ASTD (depending on course content), BEHS, CCJS (CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 350, CCJS 360, and CCJS 461 only), ECON, GEOG, GERO (except GERO 342 and GERO 351), GVPT, PSYC, SOCY, or WMST (WMST 200 only).

Biological and Physical Sciences

7 Credits

A science lecture course (3 credits) with related laboratory course (1 credit) or a science course combining lecture and laboratory (4 credits).

Any other science course (3 credits)

Courses from the following disciplines apply: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also apply.

Research and Computing Literacy

4 Credits

LIBS 150

One 3-credit course or three 1-credit courses in computing or information technology (3 credits)

Unless otherwise specified, upper- or lower-level courses designated CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, and SDEV and ACCT 326 apply. Refer to your specific curriculum for requirements or recommendations.