UCA General Education Requirements

 

To graduate from UCA, students must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours, including the general education program, major and possibly minor requirements, any special degree requirements, and 40 upper division (3000-4000) hours.

All students must take the following general education courses:

 

Writing: (to be taken on initial enrollment unless requirement already met)

___ WRTG 1310 Introduction to College Writing
___ WRTG 1320 Academic Writing and Research*

 OR

___ HONC 1310 Honors Core I**
___ HONC 1320 Honors Core II**

 

Health Studies 

___ HED/KPED 1320 Concepts of Lifetime Health and Fitness

 

Oral Communication 

___ SPCH 1300 Basic Oral Communication

 


 

American History and Government—Choose 1 

___ HIST 2301 American Nation I
___ HIST 2302 American Nation II
___ PSCI 1330 US Government and Politics

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences—Choose 2 (Must be from DIFFERENT disciplines) 

___ ANTH 1302 Anthropology
___ ECON 1310 Modern Political Economy
___ ECON 2310 Global Environment of Business
___ GEOG 1305 Principles of Geography
___ GEOG 1300 Geography of World Regions
___ LING 1310 Language, Culture, and Society
___ PSCI 1300 Introduction to Political Science
___ PSCI 1330 US Government and Politics
___ PSCI 2300 International Relations
___ PSYC 1300 General Psychology
___ SOC 1300 Principles of Sociology
___ HONC 1320 Honors Core II**
___ HONC 2310 Honors Core III**

 

Fine Arts—Choose 1 

___ ART 2300 Art Appreciation
___ FILM 2300 Film Appreciation
___ MUS 2300 Music Appreciation
___ THEA 2300 Theatre Appreciation
___ HONC 2320 Honors Core IV**

 

Humanities—Choose 1

___ ENGL 1350 Introduction to Literature
___ ENGL 1355 Film and Literature
___ ENGL 2370 Introduction to Fiction
___ ENGL 2380 Introduction to Poetry
___ ENGL 2390 Introduction to Drama
___ FREN 2320 Conversation-Composition II* OR
___ GERM 2320 Conversation-Composition II* OR
___ SPAN 2320 Conversation-Composition II*
___ FYFS 1301 First Year Seminar: Studies in Humanities 
___ PHIL 1301 Philosophy for Living
___ PHIL 2305 Critical Thinking
___ PHIL 2325 Contemporary Moral Problems
___ PHIL 2360 Gender, Race, and Class
___ RELG 1330 Exploring Religion
___ WLAN 2315 Cultural Studies
___ WLAN 2325 Honors Core I**
___ HONC 2310 Honors Core III**

 

Mathematics—Choose 1

___ MATH 1360 Mathematics in Society
___ MATH 1390 College Algebra OR,if required by the student’s program of study
___ MATH 1392 Plane Trigonometry*
___ MATH 1395 Business Calculus*
___ MATH 1491 Calculus for the Life Sciences*
___ MATH 1580 Algebra and Trigonometry*
___ MATH 1591 Calculus I*

 

Natural Sciences—1 Biological, 1 Physical Required

 

Biological Science—Choose 1 

___ BIOL 1400 Biology for General Education OR,if required by the student’s program of study
___ BIOL 1440 Principles of Biology I*

 

Physical Science—Choose 1 

___ CHEM 1400 Chemistry in Society
___ PHYS 1400 Physical Science for General Education
___ PHYS 1401 Descriptive Astronomy

 

OR, if required by the student’s program of study

___ CHEM 1450 College Chemistry I*
___ CHEM 1402 Physiological Chemistry I*
___ PHYS 1405 Applied Physics*
___ PHYS 1410 College Physics I*
___ PHYS 1441 University Physics I*

 

World Cultural Traditions—1 History, 1 Literature, 1 Other World Culture Required

___ HIST 1310 World History I
___ HIST 1320 World History II

 

Literature—Choose 1 

___ ENGL 2305 World Literature I
___ ENGL 2306 World Literature II

 

Other World Culture Options—Choose 1 

___ ENGL 1330 African and African-American Studies
___ ENGL 2305 World Literature I
___ ENGL 2306 World Literature II
___ FYFS 1310 First Year Seminar: Studies in World Cultural Traditions
___ HIST 1310 World History I
___ HIST 1320 World History II
___ PHIL 1330 World Philosophies
___ RELG 1320 World Religions
___ WLAN/LING 2350 World Languages
___ HONC 2310 Honors Core III**

NOTE: 

§   If the ACT subject score is below 19 in reading, writing, or algebra, remediation is required .

§   Some majors require specific general education courses.

§   Courses may be used only once to satisfy the general education requirements.

§   A minimum grade of C is required in some general education courses. 

§   For additional information, consult your academic advisor or the undergraduate bulletin. 

 


 

*This course has prerequisites: Check the Undergraduate Bulletin for details.

**HONC courses may be taken only with consent of the Honors College. Revised November 2011