Biology and Environmental Health

General Education Requirements

Area 1. Basic Requirements

Area 2. Humanities and Fine Art

Area 3. Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Area 4. American Cultural Studies

Area 5. International Cultural Studies

A. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION* Hours
A. English Composition*
  • Freshman Year Eng 101 (WI) and Eng 102(WI) OR achievement in the required competency level can be done in Eng 111(WI) in 3 hours.
6 Hours
B. COMM 100 Oral Communications 3 Hours
C. Math 125 or higher - PE Majors
  • Math 140 Algebra and Trig - Health Promotion majors
3 Hours
TOTAL FOR AREA 1 (12) HOURS
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Area 2. Humanities and Fine Art*  
A. Select ONE from:
  • ART 110 Art Appreciation
  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation
  • TH 110 Theatre Appreciation
3 Hours
B. Select ONE from:
  • ENG 261, 262 World Masterpieces
  • ENG 271, 272 English Masterpieces
  • ENG 281, 282 American Literature
3 Hours
C. Select ONE from:
  • ENG 150 Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 305 The Short Story
  • ENG 261, 262 World Masterpieces
  • ENG 271, 272 English Masterpieces
  • ENG 281, 282 American Literature
  • PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy
  • ART 110 Art Appreciation
  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation
  • TH 110 Theatre Appreciation
3 Hours
TOTAL FOR AREA 2 (9) HOURS
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Area3. Natural and Behavioral Sciences*  
A. BIO 101 General Biology 4 Hours
B. PHYS 100 Fundamentals of Physical Science 5 Hours
C. Select ONE from:
  • PSY 100 General Psychology
  • SOC 110 Sociology
(PE majors MUST take General Psychology; Health Promotion and Wellness majors have their choice)
3 Hours
TOTAL FOR AREA 3 (12) Hours
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Area 4. American Cultural Studies*  
A. HIST 110 US History 1492-1877
Select ONE from:
  • HIST 120 US History 1877-Present
  • HIST 320 US History 1877-Present
3 Hours 3 Hours
B. PSC 120 Gov't: US, State, Local 3 Hours
C. ECON 180 American Economic System
3 Hours
TOTAL FOR AREA 4 (12) HOURS
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Area5. International Cultural Studies*  
A. Select ONE from:
  • HIST 130 or 140 Western Civilization
  • GEOG 211 Regions and Nations
  • SOC 155 Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Foreign Language
  • GB 310 International Business
  • SOC 342 Comparative Cultures
  • COMM 305 Intercultural Communication
  • SOC 303 The Arab World
  • CJAD 301 International Justice System
  • PHIL 320 Comparative Religion
  • ENG 385 Continental Novel
3 Hours
TOTAL FOR AREA 5 (3) HOURS
TOTAL CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (51) HOURS
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STUDENT MUST:
  1. Complete 124 hours for BS.
  2. Have a 2.00 GPA on all hours completed.
  3. Have a 2.00 GPA in major.
  4. Have 40 hours of upper division courses.
* Occasionally selected courses may be substituted in this area.
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