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General Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree students must take a total of 30 credits, with at least 3 being from each of the four general education areas (English & Communications, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Humanities & Fine Arts). Associate's degree students must take a total of 15 credits, with at least 3 from each.

If a student already has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school, then the General Education requirements are waived.

At minimum, general education credits must include:

English & Communications
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Mathematics & Natural Sciences 
Humanities & Fine Arts
Total General Education 
min 3 / max 21
min 3 / max 21
min 3 / max 21
min 3 / max 21
30 Bachelor's / 15 Associate's
 

To learn more about the types of accreditation accepted, the conversion of quarter hours to semester hours and related topics, view our Transfer Credit Policies page.

The following is a list of how City Vision courses may be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Note that courses cannot be counted both as being for the student's major and for general education simultaneously - each must be for one or the other.

English & Communications (min 3 / max 21)

Students who have not previously attended college are required at least to take English Composition I and/or Business Communications. 

Based on feedback from faculty and staff, we may require students to take English Composition if their writing is not at a sufficient level to meet the requirements of more advanced courses.

Classification of Courses for Transfer Credit – Typical Courses

English / Communications

  • Survey of American Literature
  • Survey of English Literature
  • Survey of World Literature
  • Shakespeare I
  • Analyzing & Interpreting Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Poetry Writing
  • Descriptive Grammar of the English Language
  • Children's Literature
  • Writing for Children & Adolescents
  • Foundations of Education
  • Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School

Mathematics

  •  Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Graphs and Networks
  • Topology
  • Number Theory
  • Complex Variables
  • Scientific Computation
  • History of Mathematics
  • Cryptography
  • Control Systems
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Functional Analysis

Natural Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Ecology and Environmental Science
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Meteorology
  • Physical Geography and Oceanography
  • Soil Science
  • Physics

Humanities

  • History
  • Literature
  • Philosophy And Ethics
  • Foreign Languages And Cultures
  • Linguistics
  • Jurisprudence or Philosophy of Law
  • Archaeology
  • Comparative Religion
  • The History, Theory, and Criticism
    of the Arts

 

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Political science
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Communications Studies

Fine Arts

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Music
  • Film
  • Photography