General Education Core Courses

Build a bright future with these core courses.

If you are a student who first enrolled in a public college or university in the Fall 2015 or later, you are required to successfully complete at least one course in each of the following areas to earn your associate's or bachelor's degree:


  • English Composition (ENC X101)
  • An English course that has the course above as a direct prerequisite.


  • College Algebra (MAC X105)
  • Calculus I (MAC X311)
  • Liberal Arts Mathematics I (MGF X106)
  • Liberal Arts Mathematics I (MGF X107)
  • Statistical Methods (STA X023)
  • A math course that has one of the courses above as a direct prerequisite.


  • Art Appreciation (ARH X000)
  • Introduction to Humanities (HUM X020)
  • Introduction to Literature (LIT X000)
  • Introduction to Music Literature/Music Appreciation (MUL X010)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHI X010)
  • Theatre Appreciation (THE X000)

Social Sciences

  • Introductory Survey Since 1877 (AMH X020)
  • Introduction to Anthropology (ANT X000)
  • Macroeconomics (ECO X013)
  • American Government (POS X041)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY X012)
  • Principles of Sociology (SYG X000)

Natural Sciences

  • Descriptive Astronomy (AST X002)
  • General Biology (BSC X005)
  • General Biology I (BSC X010)
  • Anatomy and Physiology I (BSC X085)
  • Chemistry for Liberal Studies (CHM X020)
  • General Chemistry I (CHM X045)
  • Introduction to Earth Science (ESC X000)
  • Introduction to Environmental Science (EVR X001)
  • Fundamentals of Physics (PHY X020)
  • General Physics with Calculus (PHY X048)
  • General Physics I (PHY X058)
  • A natural science course that has one of the courses above as a direct prerequisite.


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