General Education Core Requirements
60 credits

A general education program serves as the foundation and core of all degree programs. Regardless of the chosen degree program, all students must complete the 60-credit general education program as follows:

English Composition/Rhetoric (6 credits)

  • All students are required to take ENG 101. Students will be exempt from ENG 101 only if they have official documentation of successful completion of an equivalent course or an AP score of at least 4. Other exams for credit, including CLEP, will not fulfill the ENG 101 requirement.

 

  • The remaining 3 credits in English Composition/Rhetoric can be satisfied with an additional course in English composition (e.g., ENG 102), COM 101, or an equivalent.
     

  • For all degree programs, a minimum grade of C in each course is required to fulfill the English Composition/Rhetoric requirement.


Mathematics (3 credits)
 

  • For all degree programs, a minimum grade of C in the course is required to fulfill the Mathematics requirement.

 

Diversity (3 credits)
 

  • For all degree programs, students must select 3 credits from a list of approved Diversity electives. The list of approved Diversity electives is available from an Academic Advisor.

 

Technology (3 credits)
 

  • For all degree programs, the Technology credit may be fulfilled with any technology course.

 

Natural Sciences (3 credits)
 

  • For all degree programs, the Natural Sciences credit may be fulfilled with any natural sciences course.

 

Social Sciences (6 credits)
 

  • For all degree programs, the Social Sciences credit must include coursework from at least two different subject areas.
     

Humanities (12 credits)
 

  • For all degree programs, the Humanities credit must include coursework from at least two different subject areas.

 

Electives (24 credits)
 

  • Elective credit should be selected to align with professional and career goals.

​Upon completion of the general education requirements, students will demonstrate the following:
 

 

  • English Composition and Rhetoric – Communicate effectively in standard English, both verbally and in writing.

 

  • Mathematics – Employ quantitative reasoning skills necessary for informed judgement and decision-making.

 

  • Diversity – Describe the contributions of diverse groups to culture, society, and understanding of the world.

 

  • Technology – Utilize technology to share information and solve problems.

 

  • Natural Science – Apply broad understanding of the principles of the natural world and scientific reasoning to personal and professional lives.

 

  • Social Sciences – Utilize social science and historical concepts in understanding human behavior, events, and differences.

 

  • Humanities – Describe the impact and relevance of literature, arts, culture, religion, and philosophy on the development of global and Jewish society.