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Weber State University General Education Requirements


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CORE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


The core requirements listed below apply to all Bachelor’s degrees and AA/AS degrees. It is recommended that students complete these requirements within the first 60 credit hours. General education requirements for AAS degrees vary and are specified by each program.

 

COMPOSITION (EN) 3 credit hours


Complete ENGL 2010 EN - Intermediate College Writing  (3) and earn a “C” grade or better.

Entrance into ENGL 2010  requires one of the following:  Passing ENGL 1010  with a grade of “C” or better, passing the AP Language and Composition or Literature and Composition examination with a score of 3 or better, achieving an ACT English and Reading score of 29 or better, a CLEP with essay test with a score of 50 or better, or an articulated transfer credit from another regionally accredited college or university.

 

AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (AI) 3-6 credit hours


Select one of the following options with earn a “C” or better:

QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (QL) 3-5 credit hours


Select one of the following options and earn a “C” grade or better:

To enroll in MATH 1030 , 1040 , 1050 , or 1080 , you must have either earned an ACT Math score of 23 or higher, completed MATH 1010  with a “C” grade or better, or earned an appropriate Accuplacer score.

If you earned a “C” grade or better in PHIL 2200  between Spring 2007 and Spring 2013 and you are declared in a catalog year between Spring 2007 and Spring 2013, your QL requirement is also met.  Some departments may not accept PHIL 2200  toward program requirements.

 

COMPUTER & INFORMATION LITERACY (CIL) 2-5 credit hours


Successful completion of approved four-part (A, B, C, D) requirement. Can be met by receiving a credit grade on each proficiency exam or taking courses with a “C” grade or better, or a combination of the two.  Completion of one three-credit NTM 1700 TE - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  course and/or one one-credit IST 2010 TE - Business Computer Skills  will meet Parts A, B, and C of the requirement.  Exams are credit/no credit, courses vary.  Students should check with the advisor for their Major to determine the best way to meet the computer literacy requirement. More information is also available at: http://programs.weber.edu/cil/.

 

 Emphasis Area

 Part A: Word Processing

 Part B: Operating Systems & 
 Digital Presentations

 Part C: Spreadsheets

 Part D: Information Literacy

 Exam Options: See
 programs.weber.edu/cil for

 practice problems and tutorials

 NTM 1501
 
Word Processing Competency
 exam (.5)

 NTM 1502
 Operating Systems and Digital
 Presentations Competency exam
 (.5)

 NTM 1503
 Spreadsheets Competency exam
 (.5)

 NTM 1504
 Information Literacy Competency
 exam (.5)

 Course Options

NTM 1700 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (3)
Fulfills parts A, B & C

 LIBS 1704  Information Navigator (1)
- O R -
 LIBS/EDUC 2604  Information
 Resources in Education (1)
- O R -
 LIBS/BSAD 2704  Information
 Resources in the Business
 Disciplines (1)
- O R -
 LIBS 2804 Information Resources in
 the Social Sciences (1)
 - O R -
 LIBS/HTHS 2904 Information
 Resources in the Health Professions
 (1)

 NTM 1701
 Introduction to Word Processing (1)

 

 NTM 1702
 Introduction to Operating Systems
 and Digital Presentations (1)

 

 NTM 1703
 Introduction to Spreadsheets (1)

 

Note: Computer and Information Literacy (CIL) transfer credit that does not automatically transfer from another college or university will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer credit must meet the current WSU CIL requirements, have been taken within the last seven years, and passed with a grade of “C” or above. The Network Technology and Business Multimedia Department offers testing options for those who have transfer credit over the seven-year limit.

 

BREADTH GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


DO NOT DUPLICATE DEPARTMENTS: Courses selected to fulfill breadth requirements must each be from a different program, with the exception of Honors.

HUMANITIES & CREATIVE ARTS


Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or Bachelor of Integrated Studies: Select nine (9) credit hours – at least three (3) credit hours from Humanities and at least three (3) credit hours from Creative Arts.

Associate of Applied Science: Select three (3) credit hours from Humanities or Creative Arts. 

 

HUMANITIES


Anthropology

CREATIVE ARTS


SOCIAL SCIENCES


Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or Bachelor of Integrated Studies: Select six (6) credit hours in addition to the American Institutions requirement. 

Associate of Applied Science: Select three (3) credit hours. 

SOCIAL SCIENCES


Child and Family Studies

Health Education

Information Systems & Technologies

Women’s Studies

PHYSICAL SCIENCES & LIFE SCIENCES


Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or Bachelor of Integrated Studies: Select nine (9) credit hours – at least three (3) credit hours from Physical Sciences and at least three (3) credit hours from Life Sciences.

Associate of Applied Science: Select three (3) credit hours from Physical or Life Sciences. 

PHYSICAL SCIENCES


Physics

LIFE SCIENCES


Anthropology

Health Science

Zoology

AP, CLEP and Transfer Credit


General education requirements may also be satisfied by:

AP Credit

Students who have completed advanced placement courses in high school and passed the Education Testing Service examination with acceptable scores (3, 4, or 5) may be granted WSU credit hours for each, and will be given general education credit in the appropriate category. (Refer to the Credit by Examination or Petition  section and/or contact the Admissions Office for more information.)

International Baccalaureate Credit (IB)

Students who have completed International Baccalaureate courses in high school and passed the corresponding Higher-Level or Diploma examinations may be granted WSU credit hours for each, and will be given general education credit in the appropriate category. (Refer to the Credit by Examination or Petition  section and/or contact the Admissions Office for more information.)

CLEP Credit

All students are eligible to take the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) battery which, if passed satisfactorily, may satisfy most of the general area requirements. (Refer to the Credit by Examination or Petition  section and/or contact the Admissions Office for more information.)

Transfer Credit

Weber State University accepts transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees earned at any higher education institution accredited by one of the following six regional accrediting associations (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) will satisfy all general education core and breadth requirements provided the granting institution was regionally accredited at the time the degree was awarded.

  • North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges

For students who are transferring from a non-regionally accredited institution, please refer to Credit by Examination or Petition .

Contact the Transfer Admissions Advisement Office for more information (see Transfer Advisement ).

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