Core Curriculum Requirements

Developmental requirements (up to 6 credits):

Taken in the first semester, if placed into it:

  • ENG 001 College English

Taken in the first year, if placed into it:

  • MTH 001 Intermediate Algebra

Proficiency requirements (15 credits):

Taken in the first two years, if not placed out of it:

  • MTH 101 College Algebra OR

  • MTH 105 Mathematics for Liberal Arts

Taken in the first year (depending on placement):

  • ENG 101 English Composition I (taken immediately if placed into it or immediately following completion of ENG 001 with a grade of 'C' or better)

  • ENG 102 English Composition II (taken immediately following successful completion of ENG 101 with a grade of 'C' or better)

Recommended but not required in the first year:

  • First-year of a foreign language

Common Core requirements (13-14 credits):

Taken in the first year (or within one year of completing any pre-requisite coursework):

  • COR 100 Year One

  • COR 101 Year One OH ONE

Taken anytime in the first TWO years:

  • ENG 105 World Literature

  • POL 105 The American Experience

Taken anytime prior to graduation:

  • HIS 201 Western Civilization I

  • HIS 202 Western Civilization II

Distribution requirements:

One fine arts course (3 credits)

Select from the following:

  • ART 101 Introduction to Visual Arts

  • ART 201, 202 World Art I and II

  • MUS 105 Language of Music

  • MUS 110 Music Theory

  • THE 101 Introduction to Theatre

One social science course (3 credits)

Select from the following:

  • ANT 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

  • ECO 101 Principles of Economics I

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

One mathematics course (3-4 credits)

Select from the following:

  • MTH 105 Mathematics for Liberal Arts

  • MTH 110 Elementary Functions

  • MTH 115 Discrete Mathematics

  • ECO 208 Quantitative Methods in Business, Economics, and Decision Science

  • MTH 210 Calculus I

  • BUS 323 Statistical Applications to Business Decision Making

  • PSY 235 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

One lab science course (4 credits)

Select from the following:

  • BIO 100, 100L Biology in Context

  • BIO 110, 110L Principles of Biology I

  • CHM 105, 105L Introduction to Chemistry

  • CHM 110, 110L General Chemistry I

  • PHY 210, 211 General Physics

  • PHY 240, 241 Fundamentals of Physics

  • SCI 100, 100L Physical Science for Liberal Arts

One religion/philosophy course (3 credits)

Select from the following:

  • RPH 110 Old Testament

  • RPH 120 New Testament

  • RPH 130 Introduction to Christian Theology

  • RPH 140 Introduction to World Philosophies

  • RPH 150 World Religions

  • RPH 205 Introduction to Ethics

Two physical education courses (0-2 credits)

Select from the following:

  • PED courses with designations from 101 to 130

  • OLP courses with designations from 120 to 130

NOTE: Only one activity (specified PED/OLP) course can be taken per semester. Additionally, only seven activity credits can be counted toward the graduation requirement.