General Education (Common Core) Requirements

General Education Hours: All Degrees
General Education Competencies
Baccalaureate degrees General Education (Common Core) Requirements
Total General Education Hours by Degree
General Education Transfer Policies
Core42
Tier Two Degree Requirements
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Science
    Bachelor of Science in Education Degrees
    Bachelor of Music Education
    Bachelor of Music-Voice
    Bachelor of Music-Keyboard
    Bachelor of Accountancy
    Bachelor of Applied Science in Management
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Associate of Arts Degree Core Requirements
    Associate of Arts Degree (Tier 2) Additional General Education Competencies
Associate of Science Degree Core Requirements
Fine Arts Courses
Foreign Language Requirement
Humanities Requirement
Mathematics Requirements
Analytical Skills Requirements
Science Requirements
Social Sciences Requirement 

General Education Hours: All Degrees

The university learning principles and outcomes were adopted in Spring 2016.  Six of the 9 ULOs will be used to assess the general education common core (31-32 hours).   The ULOs are intentionally broad statements that guide a culture of learning and allow for a holistic approach to assessment.  The ULOs can be assessed through a selection of courses, standardized measures, and student experiences analyzed together, to build a truer picture of student life and learning.  The University understands education to be concerned with the formation of the self, not merely with providing information to an individual who is unchanged by it. Liberal education is formative as well as informative.

The educational program described in the following pages is intended to fulfill the mission of CMU by providing a curriculum that enables students to embody the mission of CMU through acquiring habits of mind, habits of heart, and habits of action that embody the university learning principles and outcomes. The development of such habits requires both knowledge and mental discipline in many fields of study. Our curriculum is designed to help students make responsible life choices with deep concern for the common good.   CMU graduates should be able to place themselves firmly in the statements of “I am, I can, I will,” built into the university wide assessment process, commonly known as the Wheel.

The implementation process for the new competencies will be developed fully during the 2016/17 academic year.  The information below does apply, but is by no means inclusive. General Education Competencies and Requirements: Additional Information

  1. The 6 ULOs designated as General Education competencies are for the Common Core.
  2. All baccalaureate degrees will be required to have the same 31.5-32 hour Common Core competencies and requirements.
  3. Courses in the major will not count in the Common Core.
  4. Each course taught as part of General Education meet the General Education competencies. Competencies met by each course will be listed on the course syllabus.

General Education Transfer Policies: Transfer credit will be accepted for courses generally equivalent to those in the General Education Program. Depending on hours transferred, students may be able to have some general education requirements waived. See the academic catalog for additional details.

All baccalaureate degrees will be required to satisfy the same Common Core competencies and require­ments. Also, courses in the major will not count in the Common Core.

General Education Competencies

Communication (articulate, multimodal)

  1. Students are articulate, able to speak and write clearly and effectively.
  2. Students are multimodal, able to interpret and express ideas through multiple modes of communication

Curiosity (discover, analyze)

  1. Students can discover, explore, and seek solutions based on accumulated knowledge and current research.
  2. Students can analyze, evaluate, interpret, and summarize data.

Community (serve, respect)

  1. Students will serve others and be ethical and informed citizens.
  2. Students will understand and respect diversity, including other’s viewpoints, positions, and beliefs
Baccalaureate degrees General Education (Common Core) Requirements

All baccalaureate degrees will be required to satisfy the same competencies and require­ments. Also, courses in the major will not count toward general education. Note:  Prerequisite coursework may increase the total hours, depending on student placement in courses.

  1. All baccalaureate degrees will be required to have the same 31.5-32-hour Common Core competencies and requirements.
  2. Courses in the major will not count in the Common Core.
  3. Each course taught as part of General Education will meet the General Education competencies. Competencies met by each course will be listed on the course syllabus.
  4. The core competencies are for the Common Core.
  5. Assessment of additional General Education require­ments may be a part of the major or profes­sional program assessment.
  6. Courses under the section "Understanding Human Nature and Exploring the Nature of the Universe" have specific competencies, but these courses should continue to emphasize information fluency and oral and written communications as part of the course. Where appropriate, these courses should also emphasize math literacy and wellness.
General Education Common Core

Foundations: 14.5-17 hours

Competency: Students will develop skills to help them achieve academic and professional excellence and a foundation for lifelong learning.

  • College Readiness, 1.5-2 hours: CM101/102
  • Wellness, 1 hour: PE111 (Army Physical Training fulfills this requirement)
  • Written Communication, 3 hours: EN111 (6 hours if taking EN110)
  • Oral Communication, 3 hours: CT101
  • Mathematics, 3 hours: MA103 or higher (5-8 hours if taking MA090)
  • Advanced Writing, 2 hours: EN305 or EN306

Understanding Human Nature: 13 hours

Competency: Students will develop their understanding of human nature in order to assess issues and solve problems from a variety of perspectives and in order to develop as socially responsible leaders.

  • Religion, 3 hours: RL122
  • Social Science w/ constitution, 3 hours: HI117, HI118, or PS101
  • Leadership, 1 hour: CMU201 (ROTC students may substitute MSL220 and MSL222)
  • Literature, 1 hour: EN222
  • Valuing or Social Science, 3 hours: PL105, CJ100, EC122, EC201, EC202, HI101, HI102, HI117, HI118, PS101, PY101, SO101, SO102, or SO150

Exploring the Nature of the Universe: 4 hours

Competency: Students will explore the nature of the universe in a variety of dimensions and will develop their values and beliefs.

  • Science with Lab, 4 hours: AS101, AS102, BI101, BI102, BI105, BI106, BI108, CH111, CH114, GL105, PH111, PH112, PH112, PH205, or SC101
Total General Education Hours by Degree
Degree General Education*
Additional Gen. Ed. Requirements Notes Total hours - General Education
AA 29.5-33 15-16   44.5-49
AS 28.5-29     28.5-29
BA 31.5-32     52.5-56
BAcc 31.5-32 12 Students applying to graduate school or for certification usually have 130 to 150 hours at graduation, including 6-15 additional hours of General Education. 43.5-44
BASM 31.5-32 21-22   53.5-56
BME 31.5-32 11   42.5-43
BM-Piano/Organ 31.5-32 11   42.5-43
BM-Vocal 31.5-32 11   42.5-43
BS 31.5-32 21-22   52.5-56
BSAT 31.5-32 19-20   50.5-52
BSE-Early Childhood 31.5-32 18   49.5-50
BSE-Elementary, Special Ed., & Middle School 31.5-32 18 Students in BSE-Elementary will continue in the core subjects they will teach (e.g. Mathematics, Geography) 49.5-50
BSE-Physical Ed. & Health 31.5-32 5   36.5-37
BSN 31.5-32  29   60.5-61

 *Additional hours will be required if MA090 and MA103I or MA109I are required.

General Education Transfer Policies

Transfer credit will be accepted for courses generally equivalent to those in the General Education program. Depending on hours transferred, students may be able to have some general education requirements waived.

  Take CMU101 & CMU102? Take PE111? Take CMU201?
0-29 transfer hours without one full-time semester of study on a university campus Yes Yes Yes
0-29 transfer hours with one full-time semester of study on a university campus No Yes Yes
30-59 transfer hours No No Yes
≥ 60 transfer hours No No No
Core42

CORE 42 was also established to facilitate the transfer of those academic credits among other public and participating private institutions of higher education in the State of Missouri.

Students may transfer MOTR courses in one of three ways:

  • Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree and transfer to another public or participating private institution of higher education shall have completed all lower-division general education requirements at the receiving institution. Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in the major, for all MOTR courses transferred.  The receiving institution cannot require the student take additional lower-division general education courses.  A student may, however, have to take additional lower-division courses to fulfill program or institutional requirements.

  • Students who complete the CORE 42, at any public or participating independent institution of higher education, shall be considered as having completed all lower-division general education requirements at a receiving institution. Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in the major, for all MOTR courses transferred.  The receiving institution cannot require the student take additional lower-division general education courses.  A student may, however, have to take additional lower-division courses to fulfill program or institutional requirements.

  • Students who complete individual MOTR courses that comprise the CORE 42 are guaranteed to transfer one-to-one among all public and participating independent colleges and universities in Missouri.

NOTE: Courses that do not have the CORE 42 designation may still transfer, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer in order to be sure.

Additional Gen. Ed. Tier Two Degree Requirements

The second level of General Education Requirements (known as "Tier Two") differs from one degree program to the next. Before selecting any courses for Tier Two requirements, determine whether a degree program specifies what must be taken.

Bachelor of Arts:  Additional General Education Competencies

BA1. Students will understand the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities and of the fine arts.

BA2. Students will articulate a critical response to works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

BA3. Students will enlarge their experience through the study of works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

BA4. Students will study a foreign language to increase their understanding of their own language, to expand their understanding of other cultures and peoples, and to add to their research abilities by expanding available sources to those in other languages.

BA5. Students will build on their foundational skills in science and in social science to prepare them to be informed citizens.

Bachelor of Arts: Additional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Humanities or Fine Arts 9 hours BA1,2,3
Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, SO) 3 hours BA5
Science 3-4 hours BA5
Foreign Language 6-8 hours BA4
Total Additional Hours 21-24 hours  
Total General Education Hours 52.5-56  
Bachelor of Science: Additional General Education Competencies

BS1. Students will understand the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities and of the fine arts.

BS2. Students will articulate a critical response to works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

BS3. Students will enlarge their experience through the study of works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

BS4. Students will develop skills for data-driven analysis.

BS5. Students will build on their foundational skills in science and social science to prepare them to be informed citizens.

Additional General Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Humanities or Fine Arts 6 hours BS1,2,3,
Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, SO) 6 hours BS5
Science 3-4 hours BS5
Analytical Skills (Research Methods, Math above MA103, and Applied Computer Skills) 6-8 hours BS4
Total Additional Hours 21-24 hours  
Total General Education Hours 52.5-56
Bachelor of Science in Education Degrees: Additional General Education Competencies

BSE1.Students will understand the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities and of the fine arts.

BSE2. Students will articulate a critical response to works in the humanities and in fine arts.

BSE3. Students will continue to develop their competencies in mathematics and in the sciences.

BSE4. Students will develop skills to use technology to enhance their classroom teaching.

BSE5. Students will understand the government, the history, and the economic systems of the United States.

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education: Additional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Humanities or Fine Arts: AR186, AR188, or MU188 3 hours BSE 1,2
Additional Science with/without Lab: 3-4 hours BSE3
CS122ED 1 hour BSE4
PY210 Educational Psychology 3 hours BSE5
Additional Bachelor of Science in Education, ECE hours 11 hours  
Total General Education Requirements 41.5-43 hours  

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Special Education, or Middle School: Additional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

CS122ED

1 hour

BSE4

Humanities or Fine Arts: AR186, AR188, or MU188

3 hours

BSE 1,2

Additional Science with/without Lab

3-4 hours

BSE3

MA224  

4 hours

BSE3

Must take Economics, Geography

6 hours

BSE5

Additional Hours

18 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

49.5-50 hours

 

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health: Additional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements

Hours

Competencies

BI107 Anatomy

4 hours

BSE3

CS122ED

1 hour

BSE4

Humanities or Fine Arts

3 hours

BSE 1,2

Additional Hours

11 hours

 

Total General Education Requirements

42.5-43 hours

 

Note: In addition, students in the BS in Elementary Education program will continue their studies in the core subjects they will teach. (e.g., mathematics, geography)

Bachelor of Music Education: Additional General Education Competencies

BME1. Students will understand the cultural, social, and psychological contexts in which they will be working, teaching, and making music.

BME2. Students will incorporate these understandings into their professional persona.

Bachelor of Music Education: Additional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Psychology: PY210, PY223, and PY342 8 hours BME 1,2
History, Government, or Anthropology 3 hours BME 1,2
Total Additional General Education Requirements 11 hours  
Total General Education Requirements 42.5-43 hours  
Bachelor of Music-Voice: Additional General Education Competency

BMV1. Students will develop language and theatrical skills necessary for academic and/or professional careers in music.

Bachelor of Music-Voice: Additional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Foreign Language-Two languages, if available 8 hours BMV1
Theatre Arts-acting or stage movement 3 hours BMV1
Total Additional General Education Requirements 11 hours  
Total General Education Requirements 42.5-43 hours  
Bachelor of Music-Keyboard: Additional General Education Competencies

BMK1. Students will study a foreign language to increase their understanding of the cultural contexts in which they will be working, teaching, and making music.

BMK2. Students will broaden their academic or entrepreneurial skills.

Bachelor of Music-Keyboard: Additional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Foreign Language (two languages if available) 8 hours BMK1
Social Science or Business 3 hours BMK2
Total Additional General Education Requirements 11 hours  
Total General Education Requirements 42.5-43 hours  
Bachelor of Accountancy: Professional General Education Competencies

BAc1. Students will develop technological and analytical skills required by the accounting profession.

BAc2. Students will develop the ability to deal effectively with ethical dilemmas, to provide ethical leadership, and to understand the responsibility of accounting in society.

BAc3. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the determinants of long-run economic growth and of short-run economics fluctuations (the business cycle) and the opportunities and challenges these create for business.

Bachelor of Accountancy: Professional General Educational Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Statistics 3 hours 1
Applied Computer Skills 3 hours 1
Ethics: PL306 Ethics and the Professions 3 hours 2
Economics 3 hours 3
Total Professional General Education Requirements 12 hours  
Total General Education Requirements 43.5-44 hours  

Note: Students applying to graduate school or for certification usually have 130 to 150 hours at graduation including 6-15 additional hours of general education

Bachelor of Applied Science in Management: Professional General Education Competencies

BASM1. Students will develop technological and analytical skills required by management.

BASM2. Students will develop the ability to deal effectively with ethical dilemmas, to provide ethical leadership, and to understand the responsibility of business in society.

BASM3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of microeconomic thinking to the effective management of business enterprises.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Management: Professional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Statistics 3 hours 1
Applied Computer Skills 3 hours 1
Ethics: PL306 Ethics and the Professions 3 hours 2
Economics: EC314 Managerial Economics 3 hours 3
Total Professional General Education Requirements 12 hours  
Total General Education Requirements 43.5-44 hours  
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Professional General Education Competencies

BSN1. Students will broaden their understanding of human nature for the purpose of developing therapeutic relationship skills and communication skills necessary in health care.

BSN2. Students will understand the basic structure of and function of the human body.

BSN3. Students will improve critical thinking skills to support evidence-based practice.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Professional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements   Hours Competencies
Humanities or Fine Arts 3 hours BSN1
Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, or SO): Must include PY101 General Psychology OR SO101 Introduction to Sociology, whichever not taken in the Common Core. Must include a 200- or 300-level PY or SO 6 hours BSN1
Science Required courses:
BI107 Human Anatomy (4) and BI107L (1)
BI205 General Physiology (4) and BI205L (1)
BI305 Microbiology (3) and BI305L (1)
CH107 Chemistry for Allied Health (3)
17 hours BSN2
Analytical Skills (Statistics): AH316 Data Analysis for Nursing Practice or MA105 Elementary Statistics 3 hours BSN3
Allied Health AH200 Introduction to Adaptation Nursing w/ labAH314 Pathophysiology 6 hours BSN3
Elective course 2-2.5 hours  
Total Professional General Education Requirements 37 hours  
Total General Education Requirements 69 hours  
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training: Professional General Education Competencies

BSAT1. Students will develop the critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills necessary for success in athletic training, allied health care, and in a broad spectrum of professions in today’s society.

BSAT2. Students will understand the basic structure of and function of the human body.

BSAT3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical leadership, academic excellence, social responsibility, and human nature.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training: Professional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Science:
  • BI 102 w/lab
  • BI 107 Human Anatomy
  • BI 205 General Physiology
  • CH 107 Allied Health Chemistry or CH111 General Chemistry
16-17 hours 2
MA 105 Statistics ANDCT 214 Web Page Design required 6 hours 1
Social Sciences: PY210 Educational Psychology OR PY223   Developmental Psychology 3 hours 3
Humanities 3 hours 3
Total Professional General Education Requirements 28-29 Hours  
Total General Education Requirements 59.5-61 Hours  

If given a choice of courses to satisfy a Tier Two requirement, consult the following section. Students may not double-apply Common Core courses elsewhere; students may double-apply courses in Tier Two to the major or the minor.

Associate of Arts Degree Core Requirements

Common Core Hours Competencies
Foundations 12.5-13 hours  
CMU101/102 1.5-2 hours I-See Goal for Foundations
Wellness 1 hour 8
Freshman Writing 3 (6 hours if taking EN110 & EN111) 1,2,3,4,5
Oral Communications 3 hours 1,2,3,4,5
Math/Algebra/Statistics 3 hours 6,7
Understanding Human Nature 13 hours  
Religion 3 hours 9,10,11
Social Science with Constitution 3 hours 12,13,14,15
Leadership 1 hour 18
Literature 3 hours 16,17
Valuing or Social Science (PY, SO, ECON, HI, PS, Ethics, ANTH, PL, CT) 3 hours Valuing-9,10,11Social Science-12,13,15
Exploring the Nature of the Universe 4 hours  
Science with Lab 4 hours 19,20,21,22
Total Common Core Hours 29.5-30 hours  
Associate of Arts Degree Additional General Education Competencies

AA1. Students will understand the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities and of the fine arts.

AA2. Students will articulate a critical response to works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

AA3. Students will enlarge their experience through the study of works in the humanities and in the fine arts.

AA4. Students will build on their foundational skills in science and in social science to prepare them to be informed citizens.

Associate of Arts Degree: Additional General Education Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Humanities or Fine Arts 9 hours AA1,2,3
Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, SO) 3 hours AA4
Science 3-4 hours AA4
Total Additional Hours 15-16 hours  
Total General Education Hours 44.5-46  

Associate of Science Degree Core Requirements

Additional General Education Requirements Hours Competencies
Foundations 12.5-13 hours  
CMU101/102 1.5-2 hours I-See Goal for Foundations
Wellness 1 hour 8
Freshman Writing 3 (6 hours if taking EN110 & EN111) 1,2,3,4,5
Oral Communications 3 hours 1,2,3,4,5
Math/Algebra/Statistics 3 hours 6,7
Understanding Human Nature 13 hours  
Religion 3 hours 9,10,11
Social Science with Constitution 3 hours 12,13,14,15
Leadership 1 hour 18
Literature 3 hours 16,17
Valuing or Social Science (PY, SO, ECON, HI, PS, Ethics, ANTH, PL, CT) 3 hours Valuing-9,10,11Social Science-12,13,15
Exploring the Nature of the Universe 4 hours  
Science with Lab 4 hours 19,20,21,22
Total Common Core Hours 29.5-33   hours  

 

Fine Arts Courses

Fine Arts courses include survey courses, which examine the monuments and major figures of a visual or performing art, examine the social and cultural contexts and influences on this visual or performing art, and provide sufficient study of and exposure to the visual or performing art to enable the student to begin to comprehend the aesthetic and to offer an informed response to the aesthetic. Fine Arts requirements also can be satisfied by studio art courses that include instruction in history and theory.

CMU's faculty designated these as "Fine Arts" courses:

  • AR111 Art Appreciation (3)
  • AR116 Basic Photography (3)
  • AR121 Basics of Design (3)
  • AR130 Studio Art (3)
  • AR186 Art History I (3)
  • AR188 Art History II (3)
  • EN212 Introduction to Cinema (3)
  • MU145 History of Jazz (3)
  • MU188 Music Appreciation (3)
  • MU202 Musical Theatre and Opera on DVD/Video (3)
  • TA103 Basic Principles of Theatre (3)
  • TA111 Acting I (3)
  • TA113 Script Analysis (3)
  • TA211 Acting II (3)
  • TA245 Oral Interpretation (3)
  • TA250 Stage Makeup (3)
  • TA253 Stagecraft (3)
  • TA384 Theatre History I (3)
  • TA386 Theatre History II (3)

Foreign Language Requirement

The BA degree requires six to eight hours of foreign language. Students whose native language is other than English who seek a degree requiring foreign language have the following options: (1) fulfill the foreign language degree requirement stated by the degree, (2) take six hours of 300-level literature in their native language if that language is offered at CMU, (3) take six hours in oral and written communications in addition to EN110/111 or EN 120, EN305 or 306, and CT 101.

Humanities Requirements

Some degree programs designate which course(s) a student must take to fulfill the Humanities courses for Tier Two of the General Education curriculum. If no such designation exists, students may not count courses taken as part of the Common Core but instead must select courses from the following:

  • ENGLISH (EN): EN212 (or satisfies "Fine Arts" requirement), EN216, EN224, EN236, EN238, EN334, EN312, EN323, EN324, , EN335, EN340, EN342,  and EN348. EN190/ 290/390/490 satisfy Tier Two requirements unless otherwise indicated. EN160/260/360/460 do not satisfy Tier Two requirements.
  • PHILOSOPHY (PL): PL102, PL106, PL225 (cross-listed with RL225), PL306, PL310, PL311, PL321 (cross-listed with RL321) and PL340 (cross-listed with RL340). PL190, 290, and 390 satisfy Tier Two requirements unless otherwise indicated. PL 160/260/360/460 do not satisfy Tier Two requirements.
  • RELIGION (RL): RL201, RL202, RL203, RL225 (cross-listed with PL225), RL301, RL302, RL303, RL310, RL321 (cross-listed with PL321), RL331 (only offered online), RL332 (only offered online), RL333, and RL336, RL340 (cross-listed with PL340). Unless otherwise indicated, RL190/290/390/490 satisfy Tier Two requirements. RL160/260/360/460 do not satisfy Tier Two requirements.
  • SPANISH (SP): SP203 and SP204. Unless otherwise indicated, SP190/290 satisfy Tier Two requirements. SP160/260 do not satisfy Tier Two requirements.
  • THEATRE (TA): TA388

Mathematics Requirements

To fulfill Mathematics requirements, students must take courses with the MA (Mathematics) prefix.

Analytical Skills Requirements

Some degree programs designate which course(s) a student must take to fulfill Analytical Skills courses for Tier Two of the General Education curriculum. Unless otherwise designated, students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must select from these courses:

  • BU225 Computer Applications in Business
  • PL102 Critical Thinking
  • a course in Research Methods (CJ/HI/PS/PY/SO 331 and PS/PY/SO 334 have been designated for students majoring in the Social Sciences.)
  • a Math above MA103
  • an Applied Computer Skills course
  • courses approved by the division chair

Students may not apply any SC160/260/360/460 courses for the Analytical Skills requirement. Students may not count courses taken as part of the Common Core.

Science Requirements

Some degree programs designate which course(s) students must take to fulfill Science requirements in Tier Two of the General Education curriculum. If no such designation exists, students must take courses with the AS (Astronomy), BI (Biology), CH (Chemistry), ES (Environmental Science), GL (Geology), or PH (Physics) prefix or SC101 and SC103 (but no other SC courses unless specified)-excluding courses numbered 160/260/360/460. Students must have met all prerequisites for these courses. Students may not count courses taken as part of the Common Core.

Social Sciences Requirements

Some degree programs designate which course(s) students must take to fulfill Social Sciences requirements in Tier Two of the General Education curriculum. If no such designation exists, students must take courses with the CJ (Criminal Justice), CT (Communication), EC (Economics), HI (History), PS (Political Science), PY (Psychology), or SO (Sociology) prefix — excluding any Social Science 190/290/390/490, 160/260/360/460, and 268/368/468. Students may not count courses taken as part of the Common Core.