This 60-hour sequence of courses is designed to fulfill the general requirements of the first two years of study for a four-year degree. Of the courses listed below, 46 hours are required, but students may choose 14 additional hours from the same list as electives to complete the 60 hours required for the degree. Students wishing to transfer should ask for a transfer guide from the college where they plan to pursue their baccalaureate.  Students may earn certificates and degrees from more than one program in an academic year, but only the highest certificate or degree in any program will be awarded.

Nine hours from the following:

  • ENGL 1113 Composition I 
    (“C” or better)
  • ENGL 1123 Composition II
  • SPCH 1113 Principles of Speech

Three hours from the following:

  • MATH 1023 College Algebra
  • MATH 1033 Plane Trigonometry
  • MATH 1213 Quantitative Literacy/Mathematical Reasoning
  • MATH 2015 Calculus I

Social Science –Minimum of fifteen hours total*

History (six credit minimum) **

  • HIST 1003 History of Civilization to 1700
  • HIST 1013 History of Civilization since 1700
  • HIST 2013 History of the United States to 1876
  • HIST 2023 History of the United States since 1876

Social Science (minimum of six hours in two different fields)

  • ECON 2003 Macroeconomic Principles
  • GEOG 2003 Introduction to Geography
  • PSCI 2003 American Government:  National
  • PSYC 2003 General Psychology
  • SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology

Natural Science-Eight hours total

Biological Science-Four hours from the following:

  • BIOL 1004/L Fundamentals of Biology/Lab
  • BIOL 1024/LZoology/Lab
  • BIOL 1034/LGeneral Botany/Lab
  • BIOL 2064/L Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
  • BIOL 2074/L Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

Physical Science-Four hours from the following:

  • CHEM1024/LChemistry I for Science Majors/L
  • GEOL 1004/LPhysical Geology
  • GEOL 1014/LHistorical Geology
  • PHYS 2024/LThe Physical Sciences/Lab

Fine Arts and Humanities-Nine total;
must include three hours of World Literature:

  • ENGL 2213 Literature I
  • ENGL 2223 Literature II
  • ENGL 2653 American Literature I
  • ENGL 2663 American Literature II
  • ART 2003 Art Appreciation
  • MUS 2003 Music Appreciation
  • THEA 2003 Theatre Appreciation
  • PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy

Health and Physical Education
Two hours from the following:

  • P E 1001 P. E. Activity


Three hours from the following:

  • HPER 1403 Personal and Community Health