Students develop a foundation for success in their academic, professional, and personal ventures through the cultivation and refinement of knowledge and skills designed to broaden perspectives, enhance interpersonal skills, promote inclusion and diversity of people and ideas, enhance interpersonal interaction and relationships, and contribute to critical reflection and ethical and effectual decision making.
Program Learning Outcomes
The Integrative Studies (General Education) program encourages students to achieve the following educational outcomes:
- Use appropriate content to convey the writer’s understanding to communicate meaning to readers with clarity and fluency.
- Articulate ideas and connect with global audiences through oral communication.
- Broaden perspective to understand and appreciate differences of all kinds, including cultures, values, experiences and thoughts, developing communication strategies that build bridges between differences.
- Develop, apply, and embody ethical standards in integrative studies.
- Explain how information and data are created and given value, evaluate source authority, and acknowledge sources of information appropriately.
- Identify and evaluate complex claims, challenging assumptions, reasoning in an evaluative manner to reach logically sound conclusions.
- Explain the nature, history, and contemporary significance of quantitative reasoning, as well as be able to communicate and demonstrate sound logic and reasoning based upon known mathematical and statistical information.
To satisfy the Integrative Studies (General Education) requirement, students must complete 30 credit hours total.
Communication—12 Credit Hours Total
To satisfy the Communication requirement, students must complete the four (4) undergraduate courses listed below—12 credit hours total.
|COM 101 Composition 1||3 credit hours|
|COM 102 Composition 2||3 credit hours|
|COM 206 Speech, Debate, & Ethics||3 credit hours|
|COM 207 Critical Thinking & Research||3 credit hours|
|COM 505 Graduate Academic Communication||3 credit hours|
Humanities—6 Credit Hours Total
To satisfy the Humanities requirement, students must choose and complete two (2) of the courses listed below—6 credit hours total.
|HUM 201 History of Social Movements||3 credit hours|
|HUM 211 Exploring the Cultural Landscape||3 credit hours|
|HUM 221 The Impact of Art: Visuals, Design, & Media||3 credit hours|
|HUM 231 Language, Culture, & Power||3 credit hours|
Mathematics—6 Credit Hours Total
To satisfy the Mathematics requirement, students must choose and complete two (2) of the courses listed below—6 credit hours total.
|MTH 110 Quantitative Reasoning (& Problem Solving)||3 credit hours|
|MTH 115 College Algebra||3 credit hours|
|MTH 120 Personal Finance||3 credit hours|
Social & Behavioral Sciences—3 Credit Hours Total
To satisfy the Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement, students must choose and complete one (1) of the courses listed below—3 credit hours total.
|SBS 202 Socio-Emotional Well-Being||3 credit hours|
|SBS 210 Psychology, Motivation, & Decision Making||3 credit hours|
|SBS 220 Introduction to Political Economy||3 credit hours|
|SBS 230 Developing a Sociological Perspective||3 credit hours|
Physical & Biological Sciences—3 Credit Hours Total
To satisfy the Physical & Biological Sciences requirement, students must choose and complete one (1) of the courses listed below—3 credit hours total.
|SCI 205 The Biology of Human Health||3 credit hours|
|SCI 215 Creating a Sustainable World: Technology & Energy Solutions||3 credit hours|
|SCI 225 Nutrition, Health, and Fitness Basics||3 credit hours|