Nov 13, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
2019-2020 General Catalog

Certificate of Completion in General Education


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Program Information

  • Students must earn at least nine (9) of the General Education credits from Southern Utah University to be eligible for the Certificate of Proficiency in General Education.
  • Students must earn an SUU GPA of 2.0 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

General Education Curriculum Summary (30-37 Credits)


Core Requirements (12-15 Credits)


Written Communication (English)


Complete six to eight (6-8) credit hours with a grade of “C-” or above:

Note


Students with ACT English scores at or above 29 will be awarded three (3) “Pass (P)” credits for ENGL 1010.

Quantitative Literacy (Mathematics)


Complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours with a grade of “C-” or above:

Note


Students with ACT Math scores at or above 26 will be awarded three (3) “Pass (P)” credits in MATH 1000E, which fulfills the Quantitative Literacy (QL) General Education requirement. This course may not fulfill major-specific QL requirements. Consult a Student Success Advisor for more information.

American Institutions


Complete three (3) credit hours with a grade of “D-” or above:

Note


Transfer students who have not completed the American Institutions requirement in their previous General Education program must complete this requirement at SUU. By prior approval of the appropriate department chair, more advanced classes may be counted toward General Education.

Knowledge Area Requirements (18-22 Credits)


Complete 18 to 22 credit hours with a minimum of 3 credit hours in each knowledge area (1 credit hour in Integrated Learning).

Integrated Learning


Information Literacy Requirement


Complete one (1) credit hour with a grade of “C-” or above:

First Year Experience Option (Optional)


If taken, complete with a grade of “C-” or above:

Humanities


Complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours with a grade of “D-” or above:

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours with a grade of “D-” or above:

Note


Labs in some Life Sciences courses are required to be taken concurrently with the lecture. Consult a Student Success Advisor for more information. Students pursuing a major in a science-related field are strongly encouraged to take a lab with their Life Sciences courses.

Physical Sciences


Complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours with a grade of “D-” or above:

Note


Labs in some Physical Sciences courses are required to be taken concurrently with the lecture. Consult a Student Success Advisor for more information. Students pursuing a major in a science-related field are strongly encouraged to take a lab with their Physical Sciences courses.

Integrated General Education Options


SUU offers options for students to complete two General Education Knowledge Areas in one team-taught 6-credit course. This dedicated time allows for deep investigation of relevant, timely topics that integrate the learning outcomes of two Knowledge Areas. Expand the courses below to view sample section topics in the course description. Topics vary by semester, so please contact your Student Success Advisor for information on current course offerings.

General Education Note


Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in their General Education program. If students do not meet the minimum number of credits from the required Core and Knowledge Areas listed above, they must complete additional General Education Core and/or Knowledge Area courses to earn the minimum 30 credits of General Education necessary. Course(s) used to reach the minimum 30 General Education credits must be earned with the minimum grade of their corresponding Core or Knowledge Area category.

Total Credits, Certificate: 30-37


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