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2024 - 2025 Catalog 
  
2024 - 2025 Catalog

General Education Core Requirements



General Education is the part of a college curriculum shared by all students seeking a degree or certificate. It provides broad exposure to multiple disciplines and enables students to explore their potential for learning. It also provides an educational context that promotes integrated learning.

Curriculum guides may designate specific courses that must be taken to satisfy these requirements. When general education elective courses are required as specified in curriculum guides, students may select from the courses in the following lists. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one curriculum requirement.

Some courses, referred to as “passport” or “UCGS” courses, are transferable to most public colleges and universities in Virginia and satisfy a lower-division general education requirement. Many private colleges and universities in Virginia accept them as well. Courses identified as passport courses can be found online at Passport Courses . Courses identified as UCGS courses are part of a certificate program and can be found online at Uniform Certificate of General Studies : UCGS, Certificate  . 





Note:


Some career and technical programs specify additional course options that generally do not transfer (i.e., MTH 111 , MTH 130  and MTH 131 ). To view these options, students should review their advising transcripts in the Student Information System or refer to their curriculum guides in the College Catalog.





Humanities:


Students in associate of arts and associate of science degree programs must select one course from two of the three Humanities categories. Students in associate of applied science and associate of applied arts degrees may select from any of the Humanities courses listed below.

Note:


Students in curricula that require or allow for more than two Humanities electives should consult their academic advisor or counselor to discuss additional course options that may be available.