Core Curriculum

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees (liberal arts):**

Behavioral Science* [3]

BIB 101^ Old Testament Literature and Theology [3]
BIB 102 New Testament Literature and Theology [3]
CMC 101^ Principles of Speech [2]
CMP 101^ Principles of Writing [3]
Students are expected to complete this course within the first two semesters of matriculation. A minimum grade of C- is required.
CMP 102 Writing & Research [3]
Fine Arts^ Choose two* of the following:
ART 101 or a non-liberal arts studio course [2, 3], or MUS 104 [2], or FNA 102 [2]
Foreign Language* Students must demonstrate proficiency (refer to Foreign Language Proficiency for details).

GED 100 ^

First-Year Seminar [2]
Required of all first-year students.
GED 401^ Senior Seminar [2]
Required of all seniors.
History HST 102 Western Civilization I [3] or
HST 103^ Western Civilization II [3]

History, Economics, or Social Sciences Elective* [3] 

Lab Science* [3-4]

LIT Introduction to Literature [3] or 200-Level Survey
MTH Mathematics
PED 100 Fitness for Life [1]
PED 1XX Skills in Physical Education (Elective) [1]
One PED skills course is required; a maximum of two may be counted toward the degree but must be earned in different activities. 
PHL 202^ Philosophical and Ethical Issues* [3]


** The number in brackets indicates semester hours.
* Courses taken to fulfill these requirements may be specified by divisions for their majors. Refer to Program Descriptions for specific course requirements for each major. Refer to Modifications to the General Education Program for students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the professional programs.
^ Honors sections of these courses are available for students admitted to the Honors Program.

In some degree programs, a student may use the same course to meet both a General Education requirement and a major requirement. When this is permitted, the General Education requirement is noted as "not applicable" on the official check sheet.