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These requirements apply to:

  • all new students entering UB in fall 2017 and after


UB's General Education Program

Our undergraduate program includes 38 credits of general education courses. As you take specific classes in general education and/or in your major, you will meet UB's graduation requirements.

General Education Courses (38 credits)

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

    Students must complete one course upper division ethics course.

    IDIS 302 Ethical Issues In Business And Society

  • Arts & Humanities [AH] (6 credits)

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

    ARTS 101 Music And Arts As Craft
    ARTS 121 World Music
    ARTS 201 The Arts In Society
    ARTS 297 Topics In The Arts I
    ARTS 304 Arts And Ideas
    CMAT 130 Baltimore In The Media
    CMAT 215 Introduction To Design
    CMAT 216 History Of Graphic Design
    CMAT 231 Decoding Media
    CMAT 271 Interpreting Pop Culture
    CMAT 297 Topics In Digital Communication
    ENGL 200 The Experience Of Literature
    ENGL 211 Popular Writing
    ENGL 215 Introduction To Creative Writing
    ENGL 250 Exploring Literature
    ENGL 297 Topics In English
    ENGL 311 Wells Of The Past: Classical Foundations
    ENGL 313 Worlds Beyond The West
    ENGL 315 The Short Story
    ENGL 316 Modern Poetry
    ENGL 317 The Novel
    ENGL 320 Contemporary Literature
    ENGL 331 Popular Genres
    ENGL 332 Literature And Film
    ENGL 333 Media Genres
    ENGL 334 Oral Interpretation Of Literature
    ENGL 335 Children's Literature
    ENGL 336 Young Adult Literature And Culture
    ENGL 338 Modern Drama
    ENGL 349 American Identities: Explorations In The Past And Present
    ENGL 350 Topics In African-american Literature
    ENGL 354 Love In Literature
    ENGL 356 Literature And Law
    ENGL 358 Tolkien: Master Of Fantasy
    ENGL 360 Major Authors
    ENGL 371 Women's Literary History
    ENGL 372 Topics In Women's Literature
    ENGL 374 Austen, The Brontes And Woolf: Rooms Of Their Own
    HIST 101 World History To 1500
    HIST 102 World History Since 1500
    HIST 111 Early America
    HIST 112 Modern America
    HIST 121 World History Of Art To 1500
    HIST 122 World History Of Art From 1500
    HIST 197 Conflicts In History
    HIST 204 African American History To 1865
    HIST 205 African American History Since 1865
    HIST 240 Everyday Lives
    HIST 290 Great Issues In History
    HIST 308 History Of American Business
    HIST 315 Europe Since 1945
    HIST 324 Modern China
    HIST 420 America Since 1940
    PHIL 101 Introduction To Philosophy
    PHIL 140 Contemporary Moral Issues
    PHIL 150 Critical Thinking And Arguments
    PHIL 280 Environmental Ethics
    SPAN 125 Introduction To Spanish I
    SPAN 126 Introduction To Spanish Ii
    SPAN 470 Spanish-- Independent Study
    SPAN 497 Advanced Topics In Spanish

  • Biological & Physical Sciences [BPS] (3 credits)

    Students must complete one non-lab course.

    BIOL 101 Humankind And The Biological World
    CHEM 101 Chemistry And The Modern World
    ENVS 201 Human Ecology
    PHSC 101 Earth In Focus

  • Biological & Physical Sciences Lab [BPSL] (4 credits)

    Students must complete one lab course.

    BIOL 111 Human Biology With Lab
    BIOL 121 Fundamentals Of Biology With Lab
    ENVS 221 Science Of The Environment

  • English Composition [COMP] (3 credits)

    Students must take one course.

    WRIT 101 College Composition
    WRIT 101A College Composition

  • English Composition, Upper Division [UCOMP] (3 credits)

    Students must take one upper division writing course.

    WRIT 300 Composition And Research

  • Mathematics [MA] (3 credits)

    Students must take one course.

    MATH 111 College Algebra
    MATH 113 Mathematics For Liberal Arts
    MATH 115 Introductory Statistics
    MATH 125 Mathematics For Liberal Arts
    MATH 131 College Algebra For Mathematics And Science Majors
    MATH 203 Basic Statistics

  • 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 Cultural Anthropology
    ANTH 115 Human Origins
    ANTH 295 Historical Archaeology
    CNCM 101 American Conflict Since 1890
    CNCM 102 Global Conflict
    CRJU 200 Criminal Justice
    CSCE 100 Urban Solutions
    CSCE 200 Understanding Community
    ECON 100 Economics Of Contemporary Issues
    ECON 200 The Economic Way Of Thinking
    ENTR 101 Imagination,creativity And Entrepreneurship
    GVPP 201 American Government
    GVPP 210 Introduction To International Studies
    GVPP 284 Politics In Comparative Perspective
    MGMT 101 Business In A Changing World
    PSYC 100 Introduction To Psychology
    SOCI 100 Introduction To Sociology

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

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

    CMAT 201 Communicating Effectively
    CMAT 296 Topics In Speech Communication
    CMAT 303 Oral Communication In Business
    COSC 100 Introduction To Computer Technologies
    IDIS 101 First Year Seminar: Introduction To University Learning
    IDIS 301 World Cultures:
    INSS 100 Computer Information Systems
    INSS 300 Management Information Systems

Graduation Requirements


The following courses are approved to meet UB's graduation requirements. Depending on the course, it may also count towards general education credits and/or credits in your major. Please consult with your adviser to be certain that you are meeting all graduation requirements to complete your degree program.

  • Global Awareness and Diverse Perspectives [GD]

    ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology
    ARTS 121 World Music
    COSC 320 Game Concept And Design
    COSC 332 Fundamentals Of Computer Security
    CRJU 404 Comparative Criminal Justice
    ECON 312 Introduction To Economic Development
    ENGL 301 Introduction To English Studies
    GVPP 210 Introduction To International Studies
    GVPP 410 Politics And Race
    HIST 122 World History Of Art From 1500
    HIST 197 Conflicts In History
    HIST 328 Modern Korea
    HSER 330 Human Services Delivery Systems And Diversity
    MGMT 302 Global Business Environment
    PHIL 496 International Law And Morality
    PSYC 360 Cross-cultural Psychology

  • Information Literacy [IL]

    ANTH 320 Forensic Anthropology
    ARTS 201 The Arts In Society
    CMAT 353 Research Methods In Digital Communication
    COSC 324 Designing For Humans
    CRJU 304 Cj Professional Studies
    ENGL 498 Seminar In English
    ENVS 221 Science Of The Environment
    GVPP 408 Methods In Government And Public Policy
    HIST 295 The Historian's Toolkit
    HSER 350 Social Research Methods
    HSMG 300 Health Indicators
    INFO 110 Introduction To Information Literacy
    INSS 300 Management Information Systems
    MKTG 301 Marketing Management
    PHIL 140 Contemporary Moral Issues
    PSYC 200 Introduction To Professional Practices

  • Oral Communication [OC]

    CMAT 201 Communicating Effectively
    CMAT 303 Oral Communication In Business
    COSC 470 Game Development Project Ii
    COSC 490 Practicum In Information Technology

  • Technological Fluency [TF]

    ARTS 202 Technology In The Arts
    CMAT 358 Digital Design and CMAT 451 Communications Technologies (must pass both)
    COSC 100 Introduction To Computer Technologies
    COSC 151 Computer Programming I
    COSC 155 Internet Technologies: Mastering The Basics
    COSC 351 Object Oriented Programming
    ENVS 300 Greater Baltimore Urban Ecosystems: Field Investigations
    HIST 396 Introduction To Public History
    INSS 100 Computer Information Systems
    INSS 300 Management Information Systems

  • Capstone Experience

    The Capstone is an enhanced discipline-based learning experience designed to be culminating and integrative, typically taken in the last semester of the student's program of study.

Learn more about general education and graduation requirement definitions, and student learning outcomes.

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 11/27/17