General Education Requirements

The Advisement Report within StudentCenter is your best source of information as to what general education requirements you have completed and which are remaining.

 

Requirement Category Current Course Options Course Options prior to Fall 2015 Notes
Business Arts and Humanities ECON 2102; HIST 1201, 1400, 1501, 1502, 1800, 3705, or 1600/LLAS 1190 HIST 1400 Added 7 more course options in Fall 2015
Business Philosophy PHIL 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, or 1175 PHIL 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, or 1106 Added 2 more course options in Fall 2015
Business Communications COMM 1000 or 1100 COMM 1000 or 1100
Business Psychology PSYC 1100 PSYC 1100
Business International ANTH 1000; ANTH/HRTS 3153; CLCS 2201; GEOG 1700, 2000; HRTS 1007; NRE 2600; PHIL 1106; POLS 1202, 1207; or WGSS 1124 ANTH 1000 or GEOG 1700 Added 9 more course options in Fall 2015
Business Diversity Additional course from Business International list above, or from following list: AFRA/ANTH 3152; AFRA/POLS 3642; AMST 1201/ENGL 1201/HIST 1503; INTD 2245; PHIL 1107; or SOCI 1501 “Any additional Content Area 4 course” Students admitted to Business Fall 2015 and later must choose a course from these lists to satisfy their Business Diversity requirement.

 

No other requirements (Critical required courses, Second Language Competency, Lab Science, “W”) have changed.  View any plan of study to see the full list of required School of Business courses.

Overlap with CLAS General Education Requirements

Students interested in a dual dual degree with, or considering switching majors from Business into, a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences can use these guides highlighting Business required courses that overlap with CLAS requirements.

University General Education Requirements

Prior to Fall 2015, the School of Business general education requirements would automatically fulfill the University general education requirements.  With the increased flexibility in Fall 2015, this no longer was necessarily true, and depends on which courses you choose to take to fulfill the School of Business gen-eds.  This is why it is more important than ever for you to be aware of the University general education requirements.

Per the Undergraduate Catalog:

The courses fulfilling the Content Areas One, Two and Three requirements must be drawn from at least six different subjects as designated by the subject letter code (e.g., ANTH or PVS). The courses within each of these Content Areas must be drawn from two different subjects. Content Area courses may be counted toward the major. **

Normally, the six credits required as a minimum for each Content Area will be met by two three-credit courses. However, in Content Area One and Content Area Four (including Content Area Four International), repeatable one-credit courses may be included. Students may use no more than three credits of such courses to meet the requirement.

Students must pass at least seven content area courses with at least three credits each (with the exception noted above), amounting to a total of at least 21 credits.

Depending on the Content Area of each course you choose to take to fulfill the School of Business general education requirements, you  may or may not have satisfied the University general education requirements.

Example: A student chooses to take COMM 1100 to satisfy their Business Communications requirement, NRE 2600 to satisfy their Business International requirement, and PHIL 1107 to satisfy their Business Philosophy and Business Diversity requirement.  Since none of these courses are Content Area 2, the student will still need to take any Content Area 2 course to satisfy the University general education requirements.

Students can use their Advisement Report and the Academic Planner within StudentAdmin to help to plan appropriately.

General Education Requirements for the School of Business revised for the 2015-16 catalog:

  • Provides students with more flexibility (in most cases, students have more courses to choose from to fulfill the gen-ed requirements)
  • Effective in the 2015-16 catalog, but all catalog years are permitted to take advantage of the expanded options
  • It’s more important than ever for students be aware of the University general education requirements (see explanation above)

FAQs – Students with a Catalog Year PRIOR to 2015-16

Click here for instructions on how to run your Advisement Report and find your catalog year.


Q: What does this mean for me?

A: Ultimately, you don’t have to do anything.  You can choose to take a course on the new gen-ed list to satisfy the School of Business requirements, or you may continue to pursue the general education requirements with which you are already familiar.

Example: If you haven’t already taken HIST 1400, you can choose to take something else from the Business Arts and Humanities list in place of HIST 1400.


Q: What do I have to do if I want to take a course off the new list?

A: Nothing at all–just take the course, and you will see it collapse in your Advisement Report.


FAQs – Students under the 2015-16 Catalog Year and later

Click here for instructions on how to run your Advisement Report and find your catalog year.


Q: What does this mean for me?

A: This means you have more courses from which to choose to satisfy your School of Business general education requirements.  The only requirement that is more restrictive is Business Diversity.  Previously students could take any Content Area 4 course to satisfy this requirement.  With the new gen-ed requirements, students still have a wide variety (17 courses) from which to choose.