Academic Programs Addendum – September 2016


Undergraduate General Education Requirements

General Education courses provide foundation knowledge for all undergraduate degree programs. The course categories for General Education correlate directly to West’s Institutional Learning Goals. The requirements consist of fifty-one (51) credits in the General Education Core.

 

Total General Education Requirements – 51 credits

(All courses are 3 credits.)

Note: Please click here for State-Specific Curricular Requirements.

Course Requirements

Communication – 6 credits

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

Technology Literacy – 3 credits

BUS 240Information Technology in Business

3

Critical Thinking – 18 credits

One of the following courses will be applicable to your program:

SCI 262General Biology

3

SCI 270Environmental Science

3

Required:

BEH 221Introduction to Behavioral Science

3

BUS 100Introduction to Business

3

CRT 201Critical Thinking

3

MKT 100Introduction to Marketing

3

PHI 204Ethics and Values

3

Global Awareness – 9 credits

One of the following courses will be applicable to your program:

GOV 240American Government

3

GOV 281World Political and Economic Systems

3

Required:

CUL 100Culture and Globalization

3

ETH 123Cultural Diversity

3

Quantitative Analysis – 12 credits

One of the following courses will be applicable to your program:

ACC 200Introduction to Accounting and Finance

3

ACC 202Foundations of Accounting I

3

One of the following courses will be applicable to your program:

MAT 105Basic Mathematics

3

MAT 109Business Mathematics

3

MAT 105 Basic Mathematics is not available to students who completed an equivalent level of mathematics.

Required:

ECO 201Economic Theory

3

MAT 110Algebra I

3

Research – 3 credits

RES 211Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

3