Jul 19, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Certificate of General Studies


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Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of General Studies will have demonstrated:

  1. the comprehension of information by reading college-level materials across the curriculum;
  2. the ability to communicate effectively in written English across the curriculum;
  3. the ability to comprehend and perform course-specific mathematical problems;
  4. the development of critical thinking skills across the curriculum; and
  5. the ability to use library resources to research topics across the curriculum.

Required Courses for the Certificate of General Studies:

First Semester: 15 Hours


Second Semester: 15 Hours


  • ENGL 102:Composition and Rhetoric II Credit Hours: 3 or
  • ENGL 103:Foundations of Professional Writing Credit Hours: 3 * *
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  • Humanities Elective Credits Hours: 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
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  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3 or
  • Mathematics Elective Credit Hours: 3 or
  • Natural Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
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  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3 or
  • Mathematics Elective Credit Hours: 3 or
  • Natural Science Elective Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 30


Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

Students must meet the general education competencies for the academic certificate.

Fine Arts Electives: ART 201 , ART 202 , ART 206 ; COMM 240 ; MUSC 120 , MUSC 121 ; or THTR 101 , THTR 131  

Humanities Electives: ENGL 201 , ENGL 202 , ENGL 250 , ENGL 251 , ENGL 252 , ENGL 255 , ENGL 256 , ENGL 257 ; French; History; Humanities; Religion; Spanish; SPCH 115  

Behavioral/Social Science Electives: Anthropology, BADM 201  or BADM 202 , CJUS 101 , Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Natural Science Electives: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, or SCI 101 , SCI 102 .

Mathematics Elective: A three-hour mathematics course higher than MATH 102:College Algebra  

*For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102  instead of MATH 101 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.

**For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take ENGL 102  instead of ENGL 103 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate English course.

This certificate can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction. Contact your academic advisor for details.

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