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General Education & Baccalaureate
Degree Requirements

Students starting at the U before Fall 2024 are on the Old requirement structure. Students starting at the U Fall 2024 and forward are on the New requirement structure. For more information or to migrate to the New requirement structure, please contact an advisor.

 

General Education (GE) Core Requirements

OR

MIN (D- or CR)

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+

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2 Courses Needed

Math and Statistics/Logic Course Options


Intellectual Exploration Requirements

MIN (D- or CR)

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or

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1 Course Needed

Applied Science or Physical/Life Science Course Options

*Students must complete 3 of the 4 IE areas of General Education with the 4th area being waived by the student's major. The IE area that is waived is determined by the college that the student's major is in.

IE Exemptions


Baccalaureate Degree (BD) Requirements

*Students must demonstrate required proficiency and purchase equivalent credit, or complete one course equivalent to or higher than the fourth semester (2020 level).


Graduation Requirements

Complete

Major Requirements

Credit Hours

122

Minimum GPA

2.0

Upper Division Credit Hours

40

Complete

Residency Requirement


Additional Information

General Education Requirements

Students are required to meet the AI, WR2, and QR (QA & QB) requirement by taking one or more courses in each of those areas. The BFA and BMus students are not required to complete the QB requirement.

Students are required to take two (2) classes in each of three of the four Intellectual Explorations (IE) areas (Fine Arts [FF], Humanities [HF], Physical/Life Sciences [SF]/Applied Sciences [AS], and Social & Behavioral Science [BF]) that are not associated with the student's major. So, to be clear, students need to take six classes total: two in each of the Intellectual Explorations (IE) areas in which they are not majoring.

Please consult with an advisor to learn which IE areas apply to specific programs of study.

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Students pursuing a BA must take the required number of language courses and achieve certain competencies. Students pursuing a BS are not required to take language courses, but are required to take two QI courses.* All students must take one course in each of the Diversity (DV), International (IR), and Upper-Division Communication/Writing (CW) areas.

*Students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees are exempt from the BA Language and BS Quantitative Intensive requirements.

Please consult with an advisor to learn which IE areas apply to specific programs of study.

General Education (GE) Core Requirements


General Education (GE) Breadth Requirements


Baccalaureate Degree (BD) Requirements

MIN (C- or CR)

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or

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1 Course Needed

(Bachelor of Science)

Methods Requirement Course Options

*Students must demonstrate required proficiency and purchase equivalent credit, or complete one course equivalent to or higher than the fourth semester (2020 level).


Graduation Requirements

Complete

Major Requirements

Credit Hours

122

Minimum GPA

2.0

Upper Division Credit Hours

40

Complete

Residency Requirement


Additional Information

General Education Requirements

Minimum grade does not apply to pre-requisites. Please check with department first.

If the course is a requirement for a major, it must be taken for a letter grade. CR/NC is NOT an option.

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Students pursuing a BA must take the required number of language courses and achieve certain competencies. Students pursuing a BS are not required to take language courses, but must compete the Methods Requirement.* All students must take one course in each of the Diversity (DV), International (IR), and Upper-Division Communication/Writing (CW) areas.

*Students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees are exempt from the BA Language and BS Quantitative Intensive requirements.

Last Updated: 1/25/24