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Bachelor's General Education Requirements

Get the core courses you need to complete an undergraduate degree at UMGC Asia.

Within your academic major or specialized curricula, UMGC's degree programs incorporate core and program-specific competencies known as general education requirements.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

General Education Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees

Total: 41 Credits

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 also be applied toward major, minor, or elective requirements. Courses applied to meet general education requirements may not be taken pass/fail.

Research and Computing Literacy | 7 Credits

Communication | 12 Credits

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

Mathematics | 3 Credits

Must be completed within the first 24 credits. A prerequisite is required for Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry (3 Credits, MATH 108), Calculus I (4 Credits, MATH 140), and any higher-numbered MATH or STAT courses. Check individual majors for recommended math courses and related requirements.

Arts and Humanities | 6 Credits

Behavioral and Social Sciences | 6 Credits

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 may satisfy both requirements: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, NSCI, NUTR, or PHYS. Science courses in other disciplines may also satisfy these requirements.

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