General Education requirements for catalog years 1998 and later follow a University-wide structure common across all colleges. All degree-seeking undergraduate students must satisfy the General Education and Foundations requirements. These requirements include Tier 1, Tier 2 and Foundations courses.
Honors students are allowed greater flexibility in the three study areas of Traditions and Cultures/Humanities, Individuals and Societies, and Natural Sciences. Although they will complete the same number of general education courses as non-Honors students, Honors students are able to place a greater emphasis on tier II courses. Details are outlined in the catalog.
Tier 1 and Tier 2 Requirements
Foundations requirements include First-year Composition, Mathematics and Second Language. Foundation course requirements vary depending upon degree program and catalog year.
Guidelines have been established regarding the application of transfer courses, including AP, IB and CLEP credits, to General Education requirements.
Substitutions will be granted only for extraordinary circumstances, and each college has its own policies and procedures for accepting substitutions.
The General Education Committee established a policy limiting double-dipping between General Education and the major and/or minor.
General Education requirements for the 1997 and earlier catalogs varied across colleges and departments. For college-specific general education requirements and courses, view the 1997-1998 Academic Program Requirements Reports (APRR's) for the degree program.