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These requirements apply to:

  • all new students entering UB in fall 2016 and spring 2017

  • students who started at UB prior to fall 2016 and have opted in to the new general education program with adviser approval


UB's General Education program (38 credits)

  • Arts & Humanities [AH] (6 credits)

    Students must complete one course from each of two different disciplines  (discipline is designated by course  lab e l , e.g. ARTS, HIST, or SPAN) .

    ARTS 101
    ARTS 121
    ARTS 201
    ARTS 297
    ARTS 304

    CMAT 130
    CMAT 215
    CMAT 216
    CMAT 231
    CMAT 271

    ENGL 200
    ENGL 211
    ENGL 215
    ENGL 250
    ENGL 297
    ENGL 311
    ENGL 313
    ENGL 315
    ENGL 316
    ENGL 317
    ENGL 320
    ENGL 332
    ENGL 333
    ENGL 334
    ENGL 335
    ENGL 336
    ENGL 338
    ENGL 349
    ENGL 350
    ENGL 354
    ENGL 356
    ENGL 358
    ENGL 360
    ENGL 371
    ENGL 372
    ENGL 374

    HIST 101
    HIST 102
    HIST 111
    HIST 112
    HIST 121
    HIST 122
    HIST 197
    HIST 204
    HIST 205
    HIST 240
    HIST 290
    HIST 315
    HIST 324

    PHIL 101
    PHIL 140
    PHIL 150
    PHIL 280

    SPAN 125
    SPAN 126
    SPAN 297
    SPAN 470
    SPAN 497

  • Arts & Humanities - Ethics [AHE] (3 credits)

    Students must complete one course upper division ethics course. 

    IDIS 302

  • Social & Behavioral Sciences [SBS] (6 credits)

    Students must complete one course from each of two different disciplines  (discipline is designated by course label, e.g. ANTH, CRJU, or CSCE)

    ANTH 110
    ANTH 115
    ANTH 295

    CNCM 101
    CNCM 102

    CRJU 200

    CSCE 100
    CSCE 200

    ECON 100
    ECON 200

    ENTR 101

    GVPP 201
    GVPP 210
    GVPP 284

    MGMT 101

    PSYC 100

    SOCI 100

  • Biological & Physical Sciences [BPS] + [BPSL] (7 credits)

    One non-lab course [BPS] (3 credits each):

    BIOL 101
    CHEM 101
    ENVS 201
    PHSC 101

    One lab course [BPSL] (4 credits each):

    BIOL 111
    BIOL 121
    ENVS 221

  • Mathematics [MA] (3 credits)

    1 course (3 credits)

    MATH 111
    MATH 113
    MATH 115

     

  • English Composition [COMP] + [UCOMP] (6 credits)

    One course [COMP] (3 credits) 

    WRIT 101

    One course [UCOMP] (3 credits) upper division writing

    WRIT 300

  • General Education Electives [ELECGE] (7+ credits)

    Students may take or transfer any general education course(s) in the listed areas, including the following courses (minimum 7 credits)

    COSC 100
    CMAT 201
    CMAT 296
    CMAT 303
    IDIS 101
    IDIS 301
    INSS 100
    INSS 300

Learn more about general education definitions and student learning outcomes.

Please consult with your adviser to be certain that there are no additional graduation requirements you may need to complete your degree program.

All General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, except WRIT300 and IDIS302, which must be completed with a grade of C or better. The passing grade for upper-division General Education courses is determined by the guidelines of the program under which it is offered.  

Students who enter with fewer than 24 credits must complete IDIS 101: First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Learning and INFO 110: Introduction to Information Literacy; and must participate in a First-Year Learning Community in the first semester.  

Last Published 9/21/17