Certificate of General Studies (CGS)

The Certificate of General Studies is awarded after completion of thirty‐one credit hours that serve as a crossdiscipline introduction to a liberal arts education. In order to receive the CGS, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Certificate of General Studies Curriculum
English (6 credit hours) Prerequisites
ENGL 1113 Composition I Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 1013
ENGL 1213 Composition II Composition I
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 1023
       
Communications (6 credit hours)  
COMM 2113 Oral Communication Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = SPCH 1003
DATA 1123 Fundamentals of Information Technology Pass the Keyboarding Entrance Exam
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = CPSI 1003
       
Mathematics (3 credit hours)  
  Choose One  
MATH 1143 College Algebra OR Intermediate Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MATH 1103
MATH 1153 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Intermediate Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MATH 1003
       
Humanities (3 credit hours)  
  Choose One  
PHIL 2113 Introduction to Philosophy OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PHIL 1103
HUMN 2113 Humanities: Art OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ATRA 1003
HUMN 2123 Humanities: Music OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MUSC 1003
HUMN 2133 Humanities: Theater Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = DRAM 1003
       
Life/Physical Science (4 credit hours)  
  Choose One  
BIOL 1124 Introduction to Biology OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 1004
BIOL 2114 General Botany OR Intro to Biology or Instructor Consent
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 1034
BIOL 2124 General Zoology OR Intro to Biology or Instructor Consent
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 1054
CHEM 1114 Chemistry I for General Education OR Academic Reading/Int. Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = CHEM 1004
CHEM 1214 General Chemistry I OR Academic Reading/College Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = CHEM 1414
PHYC 1124 Introduction to Physics OR Academic Reading/Int. Algebra
PHYC 1134 Introduction to Physical Science Academic Reading/Int. Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PHSC 1004
PHYC 1144 Introduction to Astronomy Academic Reading/Int. Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PHSC 1204
       
Social Science (9 credit hours)  
  Choose One  
HIST 1113 Civilization through 16th Century OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 1213
HIST 1123 Civilization since 16th Century OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 1223
HIST 2113 U.S. History through 1865 OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 2113
HIST 2123 U.S. History since 1865 OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 2123
GOVT 2113 American National Government Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PLSC 2003
  Choose Two (one must be General Psychology or Introduction to Sociology)
PSYC 1113 General Psychology OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PSYC 1103
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = SOCI 1013
ECON 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ECON 2103
ECON 2213 Principles of Microeconomics OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ECON 2203
GEOG 1113 Geography Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = GEOG 1103