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University Wide Degree Requirements

2021-2022

 

APSU Freshman Requirements

Complete one course from:

  • APSU 1000 - Freshmen Seminar
  • HON 1000 - Introduction to University Life (restricted to admitted Honors Program students)
  • PELP 1000 - Freshman Seminar (restricted to admitted President's Emerging Leaders Program students)

General Education Requirements

Complete the below courses:

  • ENGL 1010 - English Composition I
  • COMM 2045 - Public Speaking

Complete one course from:

  • ENGL 1020 - English Composition II
  • HON 1045 - Foundations of Interdisciplinary Thinking (restricted to admitted Honors Program students)

Complete two courses from:

  • HIST 2010 - Early United States History
  • HIST 2020 - Modern United States History
  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History
  • HIST 2310 - Early World History
  • HIST 2320 - Modern World History

Complete one course from:

  • ENGL 2330 - Topics in World Literature
  • HON 2220 - Dialogues on Diversity (restricted to admitted Honors Program students)

Complete Option A or Option B:

  1. Complete two courses from different disciplines, only one of which may be a foreign language course:
    1. ART 1035 - Introduction to Art
    2. DANC 1200 - Introduction to Dance
    3. MUS 1030 - Introduction to Music
    4. MUS 2030 - World Music
    5. MUS 2200 - Popular World Music
    6. PHIL 1030 - Introduction to Philosophy
    7. PHIL 1040 - Introduction to Ethics
    8. PHIL 2220 - Religion and the World
    9. THEA 1030 - Introduction to Theatre
    10. FREN 1010 - Introductory French I
    11. FREN 1020 - Introductory French II
    12. GERM 1010 - Introductory German I
    13. GERM 1020 - Introductory German II
    14. GREK 1010 - Introductory Greek I
    15. GREK 1020 - Introductory Greek II
    16. LATN 1010 - Introductory Latin I
    17. LATN 1020 - Introductory Latin II
    18. SPAN 1010 - Introductory Spanish I
    19. SPAN 1020 - Introductory Spanish II
  2. Complete a Foreign Language sequence from below:
    1. FREN 1010 - Introductory French I and FREN 1020 - Introductory French II
    2. GERM 1010 - Introductory German I and GERM 1020 - Introductory German II
    3. GREK 1010 - Introductory Greek I and GREK 1020 - Introductory Greek II
    4. LATN 1010 - Introductory Latin I and LATN 1020 - Introductory Latin II
    5. SPAN 1010 - Introductory Spanish I and SPAN 1020 - Introductory Spanish II

Complete one course from:

  • MATH 1010 - Math for General Studies
  • MATH 1110 - Algebraic Problem Solving
  • MATH 1420 - Structure of Mathematical Systems II
  • MATH 1530 - Elements of Statistics
  • MATH 1710 - Precalculus Algebra
  • MATH 1730 - Precalculus
  • MATH 1810 - Elements of Calculus
  • MATH 1910 - Calculus I

Complete two science with lab courses:

  • ASTR 1010/1011 - Planetary Astronomy w/lab
  • ASTR 1020/1021 - Stellar Astronomy w/lab
  • BIOL 1010/1011 - Introduction to Biology w/lab
  • BIOL 1020/1021 - Diversity of Life w/lab
  • BIOL 1040/1041 - Human Biology w/lab
  • BIOL 1110/1111 - General Biology I w/lab
  • BIOL 1120/1121 - General Biology II w/lab
  • BIOL 2010/2011 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab
  • BIOL 2020/2021 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab
  • BIOL 2400 - Sustaining Biodiversity
  • CHEM 1010/1011 - Introductory Chemistry I w/lab
  • CHEM 1020/1021 - Introductory Chemistry II w/lab
  • CHEM 1110/1111 - General Chemistry I w/lab
  • CHEM 1120/1121 - General Chemistry II w/lab
  • CHEM 1710/1711 - Introduction to Chemistry and Physics w/lab
  • PHYS 1710 - Introduction to Chemistry and Physics
  • GEOL 1040/1041 - Physical Geology w/lab
  • GEOL 1050/1051 - Historical Geology w/lab
  • PHYS 1010/1011 - Concepts: Motion, Heat, and Sound w/lab
  • PHYS 1020/1021 - Concepts: Electromagnetism, Light, and the
                                   Quantum World w/lab
  • PHYS 2010/2011 - College Physics I w/lab
  • PHYS 2020/2021 - College Physics II w/lab
  • PHYS 2110/2111 - University Physics I w/lab
  • PHYS 2120/2121 - University Physics II w/lab

Complete two courses from different disciplines:

  • AAST 2200 - Introduction to African American Studies
  • COMM 1110 - Media and Social Institutions
  • CRJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ECON 2000 - Contemporary Economics
  • ECON 2100 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GEOG 1015 - Physical Geography
  • GEOG 1035 - World Regional Geography I
  • GEOG 1045 - World Regional Geography II
  • HHP 1250 - Wellness Concepts and Practice
  • LDSP 2100 - Foundations of Leadership
  • POLS 2000 - Introduction to Politics
  • POLS 2010 - American National Government
  • POLS 2040 - Introduction to Public Policy
  • POLS 2070 - International Politics
  • PSYC 1030 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 1050 - Psychology of Modern Culture
  • SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 1040 - Social Problems
  • SOC 2900 - Marriage and the Family
  • SW 2110 - Introduction to Social Work
  • WGS 2050 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
The University Academic Bulletin Contains the above listing of General Education course requirements as well as additional University Wide degree requirements. To review these requirements in their entirety, please visit University Wide Degree Requirements.

 

Note: 

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics has outlines some procedures regarding the appropriate steps to substituting for the Natural Science Core. You may review these guidelines at the below link:

Natural Science Substitution Guidelines