General Education Courses

The General Education (GE) courses are an essential part of higher education. They provide a broad foundation of general knowledge for the more specialized upper division courses and prepare students for contemporary life and communication. These courses may be required or elective (depending on the degree program). The required courses offer fundamentals of a higher education and developĀ­ skills and prerequisites for advanced studies. The following are main fields of general education:

The following are main fields of general education:

  • Critical Thinking, English Composition and Communications,
  • Humanities (including American and English literature and foreign languages),
  • Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences,
  • Natural, Political, and Social Sciences (including biology, physics, economics, and history),
  • Psychology and Introductions to Business and Law.

The following 5 courses are considered Basic Subjects and required for all undergraduate programs:

  • MATH 10           – College Mathematics,
  • ENG 75             – Critical Thinking,
  • CS 10                – Introduction to Computer Science,
  • PSYCH 10        – Fundamentals of Psychology, and
  • SCI 10               – Physical Science.

GE course requirements and outcomes are given within specific program descriptions.