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Core Requirements - General Education

These General Education core requirements are from the 2013-14 Academic Catalogue. Students governed by core requirements from an earlier catalogue may find those requirements listed in the Academic Catalogue archives.


B.A./B.S.W. | B.S./B.S.W.| B.M./B.F.A. | A.A. (General Studies) | A.A. (Subject) | A.S.
For complete degree requirements, please download the Academic Catalogue.

 
General Education/Core Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
Semester Hours
   
THE METHODIST UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
First Year Seminar 1100
3
Interdisciplinary Studies 2100
1
 
COMPUTER COMPETENCY  
Computer Science 1000 (or Business 2250 for Reeves School of Business majors only)
Must be satisfied before completing 60 semester hours
3
   
COMMUNICATIONS
English 1000 or 2070 as needed, 1010 and 1020
(Entry level is determined by scores attained on standardized ACT/SAT,
high school English grades, and/or placement testing.)
(Continual enrollment in composition courses mandated until requirements
are fulfilled.)
6-9
Organizational Communication & Leadership 1510
3
Foreign Language courses in one language through the 2020 level or demonstration of competence
0-14
 
HUMANITIES
Any literature course in the department of English except 3610 and 3620
3
Religion, 2 courses; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
6
Philosophy 2110, 2120, or 2200
3
 
FINE ARTS
Art History 1510, 2530, or 2540; Music 1510, 1520, 1600 or 1610; Theatre 1620 or 1630; or 3 hours in applied music/ensemble or theatre ensemble
3
 
MATHEMATICS & NATURAL SCIENCE
Mathematics 1050 or higher
3
1 physical & 1 biological science; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
6-8
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE
History 1040 and one additional course offered by a History Department
For the B.A. in Music, the 3 s.h. history elective is met in the major.
6
Economics 2610 or 2620, Political Science 1510, Psychology 1010, or Sociology 1510
A maximum of 3 s.h. of Economics may apply to the general education core.
6
 
WELLNESS
Wellness 1010 and either 2010 or 2350; or 2180
2-3
 
Core Semester Hours
50-73
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General Education/Core Requirements for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Social Work
Semester Hours
 
THE METHODIST UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
First Year Seminar 1100
3
Interdisciplinary Studies 2100
1
 
COMPUTER COMPETENCY  
Computer Science 1000 (or Business 2250 for Reeves School of Business majors only)
Must be satisfied before completing 60 semester hours
3
   
COMMUNICATIONS
English 1000 or 2070 as needed, 1010 and 1020
(Entry level is determined by scores attained on standardized ACT/SAT,
high school English grades, and/or placement testing.)
(Continual enrollment in composition courses mandated until requirements
are fulfilled.)
6-9
Organizational Communication and Leadership 1510
3
 
HUMANITIES
Religion, 2 courses; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
6
2 literature courses in the department of English (except English 3610 and 3620) OR 2 philosophy courses OR a combination from each area OR 2 courses in one foreign language at the level in which the student places
6-8
 
FINE ARTS
Art History 1510, 2530, or 2540; Music 1510, 1520, 1600 or 1610; Theatre 1620 or 1630; or 3 hours in applied music/ensemble or theatre ensemble
3
 
MATHEMATICS & NATURAL SCIENCE
2 math courses OR 1 math and 1 computer science course, as follows:
Mathematics 1050 (or higher) and Computer Science 2010 (or higher)
6
Science, 3 courses; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
9-12
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE
History 1040 and one additional course offered by a History Department
6
Economics 2610 or 2620, Political Science 1510, Psychology 1010, or Sociology 1510
3
 
WELLNESS
Wellness 1010 and either 2010 or 2350; or 2180
2-3
 
Core Semester Hours
50-65
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General Education/Core Requirements for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts
Semester Hours
 
THE METHODIST UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
First Year Seminar 1100
3
Interdisciplinary Studies 2100
1
 
COMPUTER COMPETENCY  
Computer Science 1000
Must be satisfied before completing 60 semester hours
3
   
COMMUNICATIONS
English 1000 or 2070 as needed, 1010 and 1020
(Entry level is determined by scores attained on standardized ACT/SAT,
high school English grades, and/or placement testing.)
(Continual enrollment in composition courses mandated until requirements
are fulfilled.)
6-9
Foreign language through the 2020 level (or demonstration of competence)
Vocal Performance majors must take two languages (chosen from French, German, and Italian) through the 1020 level or demonstrate competence.
0-16
 
HUMANITIES
Any literature course in the department of English except 3610 and 3620
3
Religion, 1 course; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
3
Philosophy 2110, 2120, or 2200
3
 
FINE ARTS
Fulfilled within the major
0
 
MATHEMATICS & NATURAL SCIENCE
Mathematics 1050 (or higher)
3
1 physical & 1 biological science; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
6-8
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE
History 1040 and one additional course offered by a History Department
For the Bachelor of Music, the 3 s.h. history elective is met in the major.
6
Economics 2610 or 2620, Political Science 1510, Psychology 1010, or Sociology 1510
A maximum of 3 s.h. of Economics may apply to the general education core.
6
 
WELLNESS
Wellness 1010 and either 2010 or 2350; or 2180
2-3
 
Core Semester Hours
41-66
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General Education/Core Requirements for the Associate of Arts in General Studies
Semester Hours
 
THE METHODIST UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
First Year Seminar 1100
3
Interdisciplinary Studies 2100
1
   
COMPUTER COMPETENCY  
Computer Science 1000
3
   
COMMUNICATIONS
English 1000 or 2070 as needed, 1010 and 1020
(Entry level is determined by scores attained on standardized ACT/SAT,
high school English grades, and/or placement testing.)
(Continual enrollment in composition courses mandated until requirements
are fulfilled.)
6-9
Organizational Communication and Leadership 1510
3
Foreign language or Computer Science 2010 or above
3-4
 
HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
Any literature course in the department of English except 3610 and 3620
3
Religion, 2 courses; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
6
Philosophy 2110, 2120, or 2200
3
Art History 1510, 2530, or 2540; Music 1510, 1520, 1600 or 1610; Theatre 1620 or 1630; or 3 hours in applied music/ensemble or theatre ensemble
3
 
MATHEMATICS & NATURAL SCIENCE
Mathematics 1050 or higher
3
Science, 2 courses; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
6-8
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE
History 1040 and one additional course offered by a History Department
6
Economics 2610 or 2620, Political Science 1510, Psychology 1010, or Sociology 1510
A maximum of 3 s.h. of Economics may apply to the general education core.
6
 
WELLNESS
Wellness 1010 and either 2010 or 2350; or 2180
2-3
 
Total Semester Hours (with electives)
min 62
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General Education/Core Requirements for the Associate of Arts with a Subject Concentration
Semester Hours
 
THE METHODIST UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
First Year Seminar 1100
3
Interdisciplinary Studies 2100
1
   
COMPUTER COMPETENCY  
Computer Science 1000 (or Business 2250 for Reeves School of Business majors only)
3
   
COMMUNICATIONS
English 1000 or 2070 as needed, 1010 and 1020
(Entry level is determined by scores attained on standardized ACT/SAT,
high school English grades, and/or placement testing.)
(Continual enrollment in composition courses mandated until requirements
are fulfilled.)
6-9
Organizational Communication and Leadership 1510
3
 
HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
Any literature course in the department of English except 3610 and 3620
3
Religion; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
3
Philosophy 2110, 2120, or 2200
3
Art History 1510, 2530, or 2540; Music 1510, 1520, 1600 or 1610; Theatre 1620 or 1630; or 3 hours in applied music/ensemble or theatre ensemble
3
 
MATHEMATICS & NATURAL SCIENCE
Mathematics 1050 or higher
3
Science, 2 courses; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
6-8
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE
History 1040 and one additional course offered by a History Department
6
Economics 2610 or 2620, Political Science 1510, Psychology 1010, or Sociology 1510
A maximum of 3 s.h. of Economics may apply to the general education core.
6
 
WELLNESS
Wellness 1010 and either 2010 or 2350; or 2180
2-3
 
Core Semester Hours
44-51
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General Education/Core Requirements for the Associate of Science with a Subject Concentration
Semester Hours
 
THE METHODIST UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
First Year Seminar 1100
3
Interdisciplinary Studies 2100
1
   
COMPUTER COMPETENCY  
Computer Science 1000 (or Business 2250 for Reeves School of Business majors only)
3
   
COMMUNICATIONS
English 1000 or 2070 as needed, 1010 and 1020
(Entry level is determined by scores attained on standardized ACT/SAT,
high school English grades, and/or placement testing.)
(Continual enrollment in composition courses mandated until requirements
are fulfilled.)
6-9
Organizational Communication and Leadership 1510
3
 
HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
Any literature course in the department of English except 3610 and 3620
3
Religion; see the Academic Catalogue for more information
3
Philosophy 2110, 2120, or 2200
3
Art History 1510, 2530, or 2540; Music 1510, 1520, 1600 or 1610; Theatre 1620 or 1630; or 3 hours in applied music/ensemble or theatre ensemble
3
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE
History 1040 and one additional course offered by a History Department
6
Economics 2610 or 2620, Political Science 1510, Psychology 1010, or Sociology 1510
3
 
WELLNESS
Wellness 1010 and either 2010 or 2350; or 2180
2-3
 
Core Semester Hours
34-41
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