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Undergraduate Degree Requirements

General Education

GROUP I: English and Literature - 2 COURSES

  1. English 103 ("C" or better) OR Honors 111 (if in Honors Program)
  2. Literature (in either English or Modern Languages)


  1. History 101, 102 or 103
  2. History 101, 102, 103 or a History course above 103

GROUP III: Humanities and Social Sciences – 3 COURSES FROM 3 DIFFERENT AREAS

  1. Select one course from one of the following six areas: Art, Communications, Dance OR Theater Arts, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy. (HONR 211 if in Honors Program)
  2. Select one course from one of the following seven areas: Anthropology, Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution, Economics, Human Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.  (HONR 112 if in Honors Program)
  3. Select one course from either Group III A or IIIB (course may not be from the same area selected for IIIA or IIIB)

GROUP IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science – 4 COURSES

  1. Select courses with laboratories from at least two of the following four areas (at least six credit hours total): Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physical Geography, Physics
  2. Select one additional course (need not include a lab) from Group IVA or Computer Science or Mathematics (totaling at least 3 credit hours): Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Health Science, Geology or Physical Geography, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, HONR 212 (If in Honors Program)
  3. Select one math course for a total of three credit hours

GROUP V: Health Fitness - 1 COURSE

  1. Complete FTWL 106: Lifelong Fitness & Wellness

*Please note that the General Education requirements are required of all undergraduate students, however, additional stipulations may be added by your specific major. Consult your Academic Advisor, Academic Requirements Report, and the Academic Catalog for your program year for detailed and specific information.

Academic Requirements Report

It is important for students to be aware of their degree requirements. This information can be viewed in the Academic Requirements Report accessible in GullNet. Students should regularly review their requirements to ensure progress towards degree attainment. Prior to meeting with their academic advisor, students should review their Academic Requirements Report to understand their degree requirements and be better prepared for their advising appointment.

The Academic Requirement Report is available to students through their Gull Net account - Self Service - Student Center. In the dropdown box, select "Academic Requirements" and click the ">>" button. Need help? Follow the video directions here.

Academic Planning Tools

Students should also refer to Academic Checklists and Curriculum Guides, in conjunction with Academic Requirement Report to ensure accurate program planning. Academic Checklists and Curriculum Guides have been developed by the University based on the current catalog year and are unofficial tools for planning. Students should consult the Academic Requirements report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

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