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General Education Requirements
General education course work is designed to provide a foundation and a context in which upper division learning and work in the major take place. It is the general education component that gives the college degree integrity and distinguishes it from a credential. General education ensures a breadth of knowledge, rather than narrowly focus on those skills, techniques and procedures that are specific to a particular occupation.

Communication (9 hours)
History
(6 hours)
Humanities and/or Fine Arts
(9 hours)
Mathematics
(3 hours)
Natural Sciences
(8 hours)
Social/Behavioral Sciences
(6 hours)


Communication
6 hours of English composition and 3 hours in English oral presentation are required.
ENGL 1010 Expository Writing
ENGL 1020 Research and Argumentative Writing
COMM 2200 Fundamentals of Communication

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History
6 hours of Histroy are required. Choose TWO of the following:
HIST 2010 Survey of United States History I
HIST 2020 Survey of United States History II
HIST 2030 Tennessee History
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Humanities and/or Fine Arts
3 hours must be Literature, and an additional 6 hours of Humanities and/or Fine Arts are required.
Choose ONE of the following:

ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture
ENGL 2030 The Experience of Literature
HUM 2610 Foreign Literature in Translation
Choose TWO of the following:
The two courses chosen must have different rubric prefixes.

ANTH 2210 Introduction to World Prehistory
ART 1030 Orientation to Art
ART 1910 Art History Survey I
ART 1920 Art History Survey II
DANC 1000 Dance Appreciation
HIST 1010 Survey of Western Civilization I
HIST 1020 Survey of Western Civilization II
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilization I
HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilization II
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
THEA 1030 Theatre Appreciation
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Mathematics
3 hours of Mathematics are required. Choose ONE of the following:
MATH 1010 Mathematics for General Studies
MATH 1530 Applied Statistics
MATH 1630 College Mathematics for Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences
MATH 1710 College Algebra
MATH 1720 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1730 Algebra and Trigonometry
MATH 1810 Applied Calculus I
MATH 1910 Calculus I
*If a 4-credit course is taken in Math, one credit will count in Supporting Courses.
Students planning to attend veterinary school or graduate school should choose MATH 1710, 1810 or 1910. In addition, MATH 1530 is recommended, as it is required for entrance into some graduate programs.
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Natural Sciences
8 hours of Natural Sciences are required for any major of study at MTSU. Please NOTE, however, that 16 hours of Natural Sciences are required for Animal Science/Horse Science majors (8 hours for general education and 8 hours as supporting courses for the major). The 16 hours must include 8 hours in Biology and 8 hours in Chemistry.

Horse Science majors are required to take the following courses in Biology and Chemistry, which will also satisfy their 8 hour Natural Sciences general education requirement:

BIOL 1110/1111 General Biology I/Lab
BIOL 1120/1121 General Biology II/Lab
CHEM 1010/1011 Introductory General Chemistry I/Lab
or CHEM 1110/1111 General Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1020/1021 Introductory General Chemistry II/Lab
or CHEM 1120/1121 General Chemistry II/Lab
Students planning to attend veterinary school or graduate school should choose CHEM 1110/1111 and CHEM 1120/1121, which will prepare them for higher level chemistry classes required for veterinary and graduate education.
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Social/Behavioral Sciences
6 hours of Social/Behavioral Sciences are required. Choose TWO of the following:
The two courses chosen must have different rubric prefixes.

AAS 2100 Introduction to African American Studies
ANTH 2010 Cultural Anthropology
ECON 2410 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 2000 Regional Geography
GS 2010 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Experiences
HLTH 1530/1531 Health and Wellness
JOUR/EMC/RI 1020 American Media and Social Institutions
PS 1010 Foundations of Government
PS 2010 American Government and Politics
PSY 1410 General Psychology
SOC 1010 Introductory Sociology
SOC 2010 Social Problems
WMST 2100 Introduction to Women's Studies
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