2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jan 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

General Education Requirements

A specific distribution of at least 28 general education credit hours is required for an associate of arts, associate of science or associate of arts in teaching degree and at least 18 general education credit hours are required for an associate of applied science degree. Some degree programs have specific general education course requirements, but where none exist, students can select elective courses from the following categories in order to reach their 18 or 28 credit hour minimum. A student who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the U.S. is exempt from all general education courses within the major that are not major course requirements or prerequisites for other courses within the major.

English and Composition

All associate degree students must complete the following English composition course:

Biological/Physical Science

Associate of arts and associate of arts in teaching students must complete one laboratory course in each of two biological/physical science disciplines (biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography and physics). Associate of science students must complete two biological/physical science courses, with at least one being a laboratory course. Associate of applied science students must complete one course in any one of the five biological/physical science disciplines.


All associate degree students must complete one of the following mathematics courses.