What is the purpose of General Education?

General education is part of the academic experience that builds students’ growth as citizens and professionals. General education instruction engages students in independent, critical, and creative thinking; promotes open mindedness  and understanding; gives confidence and inquisitiveness to challenge assumptions and explore ideas and values; promotes the passing of sound judgment; encourages the consideration of ethical and practical consequences of actions; and facilitates wisdom.

All students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree or Associate of Science degree complete a set of General Education core courses as part of their chosen academic program area (i.e. Animal Science, Agronomy, etc.).

Please see courses listed below.

 

Associate of Applied Science Core Courses

Required for Associate of Science degree (17 credit hours)


Written Communication & Critical Thinking (3 credits required)

  • ENG 1503: Technical Communication I (3 credits)
  • ENG 1903: Writing & Inquiry (3 credits)

Oral Communication (3 credits required)

  • SPC 1103: Sales Communication (3 credits)
  • SPC 1113: Speech (3 credits)

Quantitative Literacy (3 credits required)

  • ENG 1803: Statistics (3 credits)
  • MTH 1203: Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)
  • MTH 1403: Agricultural Math (3 credits)
  • MTH 1503: College Algebra (3 credits)
  • MTH 2203: Elements of Statistics (3 credits)
  • MTH 2253: Trigonometry (3 credits)
  • VTS 1313: Math for Vet Techs (3 credits)

Problem Solving (4 credits required)

  • ASI 1024: Fundamentals of Animal Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 1104: General Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 1313: Plant Science (3 credits) and BIO 1321 Plant Science Lab (1 credit) or BIO 1331 Horticulture Science Lab (1 credit)
  • CHM 1014: Chemistry in Context I (4 credits)
  • CHM 1024 Chemistry in Context II (4 credits)
  • CHM 1104: General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHM 2104: General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • SCI 1204: Technical Science (4 credits)
  • VTS 1604: Inroduction to Laboratory Science (4 credits)

Information Literacy; Intercultural Knowledge & Competence (1 credit required)

  • ABM 1201: Ag Business Foundations (1 credit)
  • AGR 1661: Agronomy Orientation (1 credit)
  • ASI 1001: Success in Animal Science (1 credit)
  • VTS 2241: Career Strategies (1 credit)

Civic Engagement (3 credits required)

  • AED 1023: Interpersonal Skills for Leadership (3 credits)
  • PSY 1103 Human Relations (3 credits)

Associate of Science Core Courses

Required for Associate of Science degree (27 credit hours)


Written Communication & Critical Thinking (3 hours required)

  • ENG 1503: Technical Communication I (3 credits)
  • ENG 1903: Writing & Inquiry (3 credits)
  • ENG 2203: Writing & Argument (3 credits)

Oral Communication (3 credits required)

  • SPC 1113: Public Speaking(3 credits)

Quantitative Literacy (3 credits required)

  • ECN 1803: Statistics
  • MTH 1203: Intermediate Algebra
  • MTH 1503: College Algebra (3 credits)
  • MTH 2203: Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
  • MTH 2253: Trigonometry (3 credits)

Problem Solving (11 credits required)

  • ASI 1024: Fundamentals of Animal Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 1104: General Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 1313: Plant Science (3 credits) and BIO 1321 Plant Science Lab (1 credit) or BIO 1331 Horticulture Science Lab (1 credit)
  • CHM 1014: Chemistry in Context I (4 credits)
  • CHM 1024: Chemistry in Context II (4 credits)
  • CHM 1104: General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHM 2104: General Chemistry II (4 credits)

Information Literacy; Intercultural Knowledge & Competence (4 credits required)

Take one of the following:

  • ABM 1201: Ag Business Foundations (1 credit)
  • AGR 1661: Agronomy Orientation (1 credit)
  • ASI 1001: Success in Animal Science (1 credit)
  • VTS 2241: Career Strategies (1 credit)

Take one of the following:

  • HSL 1053: Landscape & Environmental Appreciation (3 credits)
  • HTY 1303: American History After 1877 (3 credits)

Civic Engagement (3 credits required)

  • AED 1023: Interpersonal Skills for Leadership (3 credits)
  • PSY 1103: Human Relations (3 credits)