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These general education requirements apply to the College’s associate degrees. Please refer to the program page for degree-specific requirements not listed here. Normal time to completion for these programs is two years.

General Education Program of Study

The following general education courses are required for all students as part of their degree requirements:

  • ENG101 College Composition I or ENG101E College Composition I Enhanced (Humanities) ENG102 College Composition II (Humanities)
  • COM101 Introduction to Human Communication (Humanities)
  • IDS101 CPC Foundations (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • 200-level or higher Humanities Elective
  • Any-level Math Elective or Science Elective
  • 200-level or higher Math Elective or Science Elective Any-level Math, Science, or Technology Elective*
  • Any-level Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 200-level or higher Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective Any-level Open Elective
  • Any-level Open Elective

*Please note that 200-level Math Electives require a 100-level Math prerequisite. If not transferring the required prerequisite, a 100-level math should be taken as this elective.

For more information, see the requirement description sections.

Foundational Courses Requirements

These general education courses are required for all students as part of their degree requirements:
ENG101 College Composition I or
ENG101E College Composition I Enhanced (Humanities)

ENG102 College Composition II (Humanities)
COM101 Introduction to Human Communication (Humanities) IDS101 CPC Foundations (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

The remaining general education requirements are distributed across three knowledge domains: Humanities, Math, Science, and Technology, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Humanities Requirements

In addition to the Foundational Courses in humanities, students will need to take 3 additional credits at the 200-level or higher. Students may choose from courses in
Arts (ART), English (ENG), Humanities (HUM), Geography (GEO), Language (LNG), or Philosophy (PHI). Cross-listed courses include ALH255 Medical Law and Ethics, COM200 Technical Writing, COM215 Communications Ethics, and IDS210 Global Humanitarian Studies.

Math, Science, and Technology Requirements

Students will need to take 9 credits in math, science, and technology. Students must take 3 credits in math, 3 credits in science, and 3 credits in math or science at the 200-level or higher. After fulfilling these requirements, students may also take courses in Biology (BIO), Math (MTH), Science (SCI), and Technology (TEC). Cross-listed courses include ALH112 Anatomy and Physiology I and ALH122 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology II.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements

In addition to the Foundational Courses in social and behavioral sciences, students will need to take an additional 3 credits at any level and 3 credits at the 200-level or higher. Students may choose from courses in History (HIS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSY), or Sociology (SOC). Cross-listed courses include BUS210 Macroeconomics, BUS215 Microeconomics, HUM105 Cultural Anthropology, IDS210 Global Humanitarian Studies, LGS180 Historical Perspectives on the Constitution, LGS190 Family Law, and LGS220 Torts.

Open Elective Requirements

Students will need to take 6 additional credits as open electives. Any course not fulfilling another degree requirement may be used.

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