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Area F Requirements

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ASTRONOMY

Required Courses: 12 - 16 hours
MATH 1502†, ‡ (4-0-4)
MATH 2501 (4-0-4)
PHYS 2211K (3-3-4)
PHYS 2212K (3-3-4)
 
Choose from the following courses: 0 - 4 hours
Any ASTR Course
Any 2000-level MATH Course except MATH 2008
Any CSCI Course
Any GEOL course
Any PHYS Course
Any CHEM Course
 
Area A and D excess: 2 hours
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

† MATH 1502 is required unless it is used to satisfy Area A or D requirements.

‡ Any MATH course for which MATH 1502 is a prerequisite may be substituted.

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hours to satisfy Area B requirements.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND BIOLOGY

Required Courses: 16 hours
BIOL 1107 (3-2-4) †
BIOL 1108 (3-2-4) †
CHEM 1211K (3-3-4) †
CHEM 1212K (3-3-4) †
 
Choose from the following courses: 0 - 9 hours
CHEM 2401K (3-3-4)
CHEM 2402K (3-3-4)
Any 2000-level BIOL Course(s)
Any PHYS Course(s)
Any MATH Course(s)
Any CSCI Course(s)
**Any foreign language course(s)
 
Area A or D excess: 1 - 2 hours
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

Note: MATH 1001, MATH 1111, BIOL 1050, BIOL 1111, BIOL 1112, and BIOL 1011 may not be used in Area F.

If MATH 2101 is taken in lieu of MATH 1501 for Area D, at least three elective courses must be taken in Area F for a total of 9 credit hours or more. Many institutions require MATH 1501; consult with the intended transfer institution.

† Unless taken in Area D.

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirements.

** Students with credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1060.

Students with credit for SPAN 1060 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Associate of Science in Business Administration provides students with the basic understanding of business, accounting, and economic principles that they need to begin work or to move into a bachelor degree program in management and administration, business administration, marketing, accounting, or a host of other specialties. This degree prepares students to succeed in the Bachelor of Science in Management and Administration at Gordon State College and includes core courses accepted by Business Administration degree programs throughout the country. 

Required Courses: 15 hours
ACCT 2101 (3-0-3)
ACCT 2102 (3-0-3)
BUSA 2101 (3-0-3)
ECON 2105† (3-0-3)
ECON 2106† (3-0-3)
 
Choose one of the following courses: 3 hours
BUSA 1105 (3-0-3)
BUSA 2105 (3-0-3)
BUSA 2106 (3-0-3)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS

† ECON 2105 and ECON 2106 must be used to satisfy Area F requirements

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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CHEMISTRY

The Associate of Science in Chemistry will prepare students for an entry-level position as chemical technicians in industrial laboratories or research laboratories. This degree will also allow students to uursue a baccalaureate degree in chemistry.

Required Courses: 12 hours
CHEM 2401K (3-3-4)
CHEM 2402K (3-3-4)
CHEM 2300 (3-3-4)
 
Choose two of the following courses: 8 hours
BIOL 1107* (3-3-4)
BIOL 1108* (3-3-4)
MATH 1502 (4-0-4)
PHYS 1111K† (3-3-4)
PHYS 1112K† (3-3-4)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18HOURS

NOTES: Students must take the following courses in Area D    12 hours
               CHEM 1211K (3-3-4)
               CHEM 1212K (3-3-4)
               MATH 1501 (4-0-4)
               or MATH 1502 (4-0-4)

NOTE: Excess credit hours in Area F may be used to satisfy Area B requirements

Note: Most schools prefer a science sequence for transfer students.

Note: Students must work closely with their adviser to determine which sequence or combination is best suited for their career goals.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science enables students to gain and apply a knowledge of computing and mathematics, to analyze problems and identify correct computing solutions using current tools, techniques, and skills. Successful students will understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities, and can analyze the impact and need of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.

Required Courses: 9 - 13 hours
CSCI 1301 (3-0-3)
CSCI 1302 (3-0-3)
CSCI 2201 (3-0-3)
MATH 1502† (4-0-4)
 
Choose one or two of the following courses: 3 - 8 hours
CSCI 2102 (3-0-3)
CSCI 2410 (3-0-3)
MATH 2101 (3-0-3)
MATH 2201 (3-0-3)
MATH 2501 (4-0-4)
PHYS 2211K (3-3-4)
PHYS 2212K (3-3-4)
 
Area A and D excess: 2 hours
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

† MATH 1502 is required unless it is used to satisfy Area A or D requirements.

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirements.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree prepares students to enter into demanding career fields in the essential areas of law enforcement, corrections, criminal law, and investigations. The degree also prepares students to succeed in the Bachelor of Science in Human Services at Gordon State College.

Area F requirements for AS in Criminal Justice at Gordon State College:

Required Course: 3 hours
CRJU 1100 (3-0-3)
 
Choose three or four of the following courses: 9 - 12 hours
CRJU 2001 (3-0-3)
CRJU 2003 (3-0-3)
CRJU 2005 (3-0-3)
CRJU 2010 (3-0-3)
 
Choose one or two of the following courses: 3 - 6 hours
ACCT 2101 (3-0-3)
ACCT 2102 (3-0-3)
ANTH 1102 (3-0-3)
COMM 1110 (3-0-3)
ECON 2105 (3-0-3)
ECON 2106 (3-0-3)
HIST 2111 (3-0-3)
HIST 2112 (3-0-3)
HUSV 2101 (3-0-3)
MATH 2101 (3-0-3)
POLS 1101 (3-0-3)
POLS 2201 (3-0-3)
PSYC 1101 (3-0-3)
SOCI 1101 (3-0-3)
SOCI 1160 (3-0-3)
SOCI 2293 (3-0-3)
Any Spanish language course(s)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS

* Students with credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002 cannot receive credit for
SPAN 1060.

Students with credit for SPAN 1060 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1001 and/or
SPAN 1002.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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ENGINEERING

An Associate of Science Degree in Engineering with focus on Calculus, Physics and Engineering, prepares students for paraprofessional work in entry level positions. This degree will also prepare students to transfer to schools such as Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, University of Georgia or other engineering schools to complete a B.S. in Engineering.

Required Courses: 14 hours
 
ENGR 1100 (3-0-3)
ENGR 1111 (2-2-3)
PHYS 2211K (3-3-4)
PHYS 2212K (3-3-4)
 
Choose from the following courses: 4 hours
 
CSCI 1371 (3-0-3)
ENGR 2201 (3-0-3)
MATH 2201 (3-0-3)
MATH 2501 (4-0-4)
MATH 3502 (3-0-3)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 Hours

Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirments.

MATH 1502 is required to satisfy Area D.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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ENGLISH

Required Courses: 6 hours
**Any two consecutive foreign language courses
 
Choose one of the following courses: 3 hours
ENGL 2111 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2112 (3-0-3)
 
Choose two of the following courses: 6 hours
ENGL 2111 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2112 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2121 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2122 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2131 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2132 (3-0-3)
 
Choose a minimum of one of the following courses: 3 - 4  hours
ARTS 1100 (3-0-3)
ARTS 1101 (3-0-3)
ARTS 1102 (3-0-3)
BUSA 2105 (3-0-3)
COMM 1110 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2111 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2112 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2121 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2122 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2131 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2132 (3-0-3)
HUMN 1501 (3-0-3)
HUMN 1502 (3-0-3)
MUSC 1100 (3-0-3)
PHIL 2010 (3-0-3)
PHIL 2020 (3-0-3)
THEA 1100 (3-0-3)
THEA 2205 (3-0-3)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

For English majors earning the B.A. degree, all University System colleges require foreign language credit through the intermediate level (two 2000 level courses).

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour from any 2000-level literature course to satisfy Area B requirements.

** Students with credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1060.

Students with credit for SPAN 1060 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH

Students who complete the Gordon State College associates degree in Foreign Language: Spanish gain both a foundational liberal arts education and a thorough grounding in the language sufficient to enable transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Area F requirements for an AA degree in Foreign Language: Spanish at Gordon State College:

Required Courses: 12 hours
SPAN 1001 (3-0-3)
SPAN 1002 (3-0-3)
SPAN 2001 (3-0-3)
SPAN 2002 (3-0-3)
 
Choose two of the following courses: 6 hours
COMM 1110 (3-0-3)
COMM 1500 (3-0-3)
COMM 2100 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2111 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2112 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2121 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2122 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2131 (3-0-3)
ENGL 2132 (3-0-3)
FREN 1001 (3-0-3)
FREN 1002 (3-0-3)
FREN 2201 (3-0-3)
FREN 2202 (3-0-3)
SPAN 2201 (3-0-3)
SPAN 2202 (3-0-3)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS

*Students with credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1060.
Students with credit for SPAN 1060 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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GENERAL STUDIES

Choose six courses (1000- and 2000-level), totaling a minimum 18 credit hours from each of the following Areas †: 18 - 20 hours                
 
**Area C 3 to 9 hours
Area E 3 to 9 hours
Area D 0 to 8 hours
Any courses from Areas B-F 0 to 9 hours
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

† Students are encouraged to select courses which best match their career objectives.

* Upon approval by the Registrar, students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirements.

 ** Students with credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002 cannot receive credit for  SPAN 1060.

Students with credit for SPAN 1060 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Required Courses: 17 hours
BIOL 2210 (3-2-4)
BIOL 2211 (3-2-4)
EDUC 2110 (3-0-3)
EDUC 2120 (3-0-3)
EDUC 2130 (3-0-3)
 
Approved Elective(s) related to Health &
Physical Education
1 - 3 hours
Recommended elective
      PHED 1040 (3-0-3)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.  

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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Required Courses: 14 hours
ACCT 2101 (3-0-3)
BIOL 2210 (3-2-4)
BIOL 2211 (3-2-4)
HIM 2000 (3-0-3)
 
Choose from the following courses: 3 hours
BUSA 2101 (3-0-3)
CSCI 1101 (3-0-3)
 
One additional semester hour approved by advisor 1 hour
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS

Students must have a B in all Area F courses to seek admission to the BS in HIM program.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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HISTORY

Required Courses†: 6 hours
HIST 1121 (3-0-3)
HIST 1122 (3-0-3)
HIST 2111 (3-0-3)
HIST 2112 (3-0-3)
 
Required Courses‡: 0 - 6 hours
Foreign Language Sequence
 
Choose from the following courses: 6 - 12 hours
ANTH 1102 (3-0-3)
BUSA 2101 (3-0-3)
ECON 2105 (3-0-3)
ECON 2106 (3-0-3)
HIST 2000 (3-0-3)
HIST 2183 (3-0-3)
MATH 2101 (3-0-3)
POLS 1101 (3-0-3)
POLS 2201 (3-0-3)
POLS 2301 (3-0-3)
POLS 2401 (3-0-3)
PSYC 1101 (3-0-3)
PSYC 2101 (3-0-3)
PSYC 2103 (3-0-3)
SOCI 1101 (3-0-3)
SOCI 1160 (3-0-3)
SOCI 2293 (3-0-3)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirements.

† History majors must take the two history courses not taken in Area E and use them in Area F.

‡ History majors must take a Foreign Language Sequence in Area F if they have not already done so in Areas C and/or B. Students with credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1060. Students with credit for SPAN 1060 cannot receive credit for SPAN 1001 and/or SPAN 1002.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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HUMAN SERVICES

Required Courses: 3 - 12 hours
HUSV 2101 (3-0-3)
PSYC 1101† (3-0-3)
PSYC 2103 (3-0-3)
SOCI 1101† (3-0-3)
 
Choose from the following courses: 6 - 13 hours
Choose 2 to 4 additional coures compatible with a career in human services. Choose from courses with the following prefix: PSYC, SOCI, HUSV, BUSA, POLS, ECON, COMM, EDUC, PHIL, CRJU, SPAN, ACCT, or BIOL. Courses with a different prefix must be approved by the department head.
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS

† PSYC 1101 and SOCI 1101 are required in Area F unless used to satisfy Area E.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Associate of Science Degree at Gordon State College in Information Technology provides students with the information needed to understand the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data. This degree program prepares students to solve basic information technology problems and identify current and emerging tools to help organizations. Students will acquire the technical skills to qualify for a variety of entry-level IT roles.

Area F requirements for an AS degree in Information Technology at Gordon State College:

Required Courses 12 hours
 
BUSA 2101 (3-0-3)
CSCI 1101 (3-0-3)
CSCI 1301 (3-0-3)
ITEC 2215 (3-0-3)
 
Choose two of the following courses: 6 hours
 
CSCI 1302 (3-0-3)
CSCI 2201 (3-0-3)
ITEC 2220 (3-0-3)
ITEC 2245 (3-0-3)
MATH 2101 (3-0-3)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

† MATH 1001 and MATH 1111 may not be used.

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirements.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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MASS COMMUNICATION

Students who complete the Gordon State College associate’s degree in Mass Communication gain both a foundational liberal arts education and a thorough grounding in the practice, history, and theory of communication sufficient to enable transfer to a baccalaureate degree program or to facilitate entry-level employment opportunities.

Required Courses: 6 hours
COMM 1100† (3-0-3)
COMM 1110 (3-0-3)
 
Choose two of the following courses: 6 hours
COMM 1500 (3-0-3)
COMM 2100 (3-0-3)
COMM 2200 (3-0-3)
 
Choose any two foreign language courses: 6 hours
FREN 1001 (3-0-3)
FREN 1002 (3-0-3)
FREN 2001 (3-0-3)
FREN 2002 (3-0-3)
SPAN 1001 (3-0-3)
SPAN 1002 (3-0-3)
SPAN 1060 (3-0-3)
SPAN 2001 (3-0-3)
SPAN 2002 (3-0-3)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour from any 1000 or 2000 - level foreign language course to satisfy Area B requirements.

† COMM 1100 must be used to satisfy Area F requirements.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

MATHEMATICS

Required Courses: 10 - 14 hours
MATH 1502† (4-0-4)
MATH 2201 (3-0-3)
MATH 2501 (4-0-4)
CSC1 1301 (3-0-3)
 
Choose one to two of the following courses: 3 - 8 hours
CSCI 1302 (3-0-3)
CSCI 2102 (3-0-3)
CSCI 2201 (3-0-3)
CSCI 2410 (3-0-3)
ITEC 2245 (3-0-3)
MATH 2101 (3-0-3)
PHYS 2211K (3-3-4)
PHYS 2212K (3-3-4)
 
Area A and D excess: 1 - 2 hours
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

NOTES: †MATH 1502 is required unless it is used to satisfy Area A or D requirements.

In order for MATH 1502 to transfer to Georgia Institute of Technology, MATH 2201 must also be taken at Gordon State College.

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirements

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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MUSIC

Students who complete the Gordon State College associates degree in Music gain both a foundational liberal arts education and a concentration in the history, theory, and production of music in both choral and instrumental settings sufficient to enable transfer to a baccalaureate degree program or entry level opportunities in music directorship or performance.

Required Courses: 12 hours
MUSC 1201 (2-1-2)
MUSC 1202 (2-1-2)
MUSC 2201 (2-1-2)
MUSC 2202 (2-1-2)
MUSC 1101 (0-3-1)
MUSC 1102 (0-3-1)
MUSC 2101 (0-3-1)
MUSC 2102 (0-3-1)
 
Choose four of the following Music Ensembles: 4 hours
MUSC 1611 (3-0-1)
MUSC 1621 (0-2-1)
MUSC 1622 (0-2-1)
MUSC 1623 (0-2-1)
MUSC 1624 (0-2-1)
MUSC 1625 (0-2-1)
 
Choose two Applied Music courses: 2 hours

MUSC (applied) † (1-0-1)
(Applied sequences include Piano, Voice, Organ, Guitar, and Brass/Wood/Percussion)                    

 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS
  1. We strongly recommend that all music majors take either class piano or class voice prior to matriculating to a four-year institution.
  2. † Although only 2 semesters of applied instruction are required, students are urged to take Applied Music each semester in order to improve their chances of being accepted to a four-year institution.
  3. Instrumental music majors are urged to take at least 2 semesters of vocal ensemble and vocal majors 4 semesters of vocal ensemble for the same reasons as stated above.

Audition is required before admittance to the program. See Music Program web page.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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NURSING - Transfer

Required Courses: 12 - 15 hours
BIOL 2210 (3-2-4)
BIOL 2211 (3-2-4)
BIOL 2250 (3-3-4)
MATH 2101† (3-0-3)
 
Choose one or two of the following courses: 3 - 6 hours
PSYC 2101 (3-0-3)
PSYC 2103‡ (3-0-3)
SOCI 1160 (3-0-3)
SOCI 2293 (3-0-3)
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS

† MATH 2101 is required unless it is used to satisfy Area A or D requirements.

‡ PSYC 2103 is preferred for students planning to complete the Gordon State College RN to BSN Program.

* This curriculum is designed to be transferred to a four-year BSN program. This degree does not satisfy the requirements for Gordon State College’s Associate of Science Nursing Program.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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PHARMACY - TRANSFER

Required Courses: 19 hours
 
BIOL 1107 (3-2-4)
BIOL 1108 (3-2-4)
CHEM 2401K (3-3-4)
CHEM 2402K (3-3-4)
MATH 2101 (3-0-3)
 
Area A and D excess: 2 hours
 
Hours Applied to Area F: 18 HOURS*

NOTES: Students should take COMM 1110 and one of ENGL 2111/2112 or ENGL 2121/2122 for Area C. For acceptance to Mercer University Pharmacy program, PHYS 1111K is required in lieu of Math 2101. Math 2101 is still required by UGA and South University. PSYC 1101, BIOL 2210 and BIOL 2211 are required by South University and preferred by Mercer. UGA now requires 3 additional foreign languages.

Students should take POLS 1101 and either ECON 2105 or ECON 2106 in Area E.

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirements.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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PHYSICS

Required Courses: 8 - 16 hours
PHYS 2211K (3-3-4)
PHYS 2212K (3-3-4)
MATH 1502† (4-0-4)
MATH 2501† (4-0-4)
 
Choose from the following courses: 0 - 8 hours
ASTR 1010K (3-2-4)
ASTR 1010K (3-2-4)
CSCI 1301 (3-0-3)
CSCI 1302 (3-0-3)
GEOL 1121K (3-2-4)
GEOL 1122K (3-2-4)
MATH 2101 (3-0-3)
MATH 2201 (3-0-3)
 
Area A and D excess: 2 hours
 
Hours Applied to Area F 18 HOURS*

† MATH 1502 and MATH 2501 are required unless used to satisfy Area A or Area D requirements.

For students transferring to engineering programs the following recommendations are made:

In Area C, students should take COMM 1110, COMM 1500 or foreign language courses.

In Area E, students should take ECON 2105 and ECON 2106 to fulfill the two course elective requirement.

In Area F, students should choose from MATH 2201, CSCI 1301 and CSCI 1302 as elective courses.

* Students may use one (1) excess Area F credit hour to satisfy Area B requirements.

Courses may not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one Area.

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