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General Education Requirements

The general curricular requirements are designed to improve students’ ability to think clearly and communicate effectively; to expand their awareness of the history and variety of human achievements, experiences, values, and modes of self-expression; and generally to enrich their sense of the opportunities, responsibilities, and rewards of life in modern society.

Bachelor of Arts

To develop these skills and this broad acquaintance with the various departments of human knowledge, students pursuing a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in the Camden College of Arts and Sciences or University College–Camden are required to complete the following curriculum:

  1. Language Skills: 12 credits (9 if the W course is double-counted), as follows:
    1. 6 credits in English Composition (50:350:101-102),
    2. 3 credits in a spoken foreign language at the 102 (Elementary II) level or higher,
    3. 3 credits of a writing intensive course, either a writing course offered by the English department (50:989:300,301,302,303) or a course labeled “writing intensive” (indicated by a “W” in the Schedule of Classes) offered in any discipline. This course may be double-counted to satisfy another requirement, if appropriate.
  2. Quantitative Skills: 6 credits, as follows:
    1. 3 credits in mathematics (640 courses only),
    2. 3 additional credits in mathematics (640), computer science (198), statistics (960), or from the following courses: 50:730:201, 332, or 430; 50:790:391; 50:830:250; 50:920:301.
  3. Ancient and Modern Heritages: 9 credits, as follows:
    1. 3 credits in civilizations and heritages (see approved courses designated “CH” in the Schedule of Classes or view the list of approved courses on this website)
    2. 6 credits in history, philosophy, or religion (not including 50:730:201, 332, or 430).
  4. Literature and Fine Arts: 6 credits, as follows:
    1. 3 credits from the Department of Fine Arts (not including 950 courses),
    2. 3 credits in the Departments of English (350, 352, or 354) or Foreign Languages (not including courses devoted primarily to the acquisition of a language).
  5. Social Sciences: 6 credits in anthropology (070), criminal justice (202), economics (220), political science (790), psychology (830), sociology (920), or urban studies (975). (No more than 3 credits can be taken in any one discipline.)
  6. Diversity or Global Studies: 3 credits, as follows:
    1. 3 credits in a course, designated “D” in the Schedule of Classes, which explores the philosophical, theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic bases of diversity in contemporary American society. Diversity refers to multicultural differences within the United States, including race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and social class; or
    2. 3 credits in a course, designated “G” in the Schedule of Classes, which focuses on societies, languages, and cultures outside the English-speaking world, including continental Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
  7. Natural Sciences: 6 credits in astronomy (100), biological sciences (120), chemistry (115, 160), geology (460), or physics (750).

Courses required for major programs may count toward completing both major and general curricular requirements, but no course, except the writing intensive course, may be counted toward fulfilling two different categories of the general curricular requirements.

Bachelor of Science

Students in the Camden College of Arts and Sciences or University College–Camden pursuing a B.S. degree are required to complete the following curriculum:

  1. Language Skills: 12 credits (9 if the W course is double-counted), as follows:
    1. 6 credits in English Composition (50:350:101-102),
    2. 3 credits in a spoken foreign language at the 102 (Elementary II) level or higher,
    3. 3 credits of a writing intensive course, either a writing course offered by the English department (50:989:300, 301, 302, 303) or a course labeled “writing intensive” (indicated by a “W” in the Schedule of Classes) offered in any discipline. This course may be double-counted to satisfy another requirement, if appropriate.
  2. Quantitative Skills: 12 credits, as follows:
    1. 6 credits in mathematics (640 courses only), computer science (198), or logic (50:730:201, 332, or 430),
    2. 6 credits in astronomy (100), biology (120), chemistry (160), geology (460), or physics (750).
  3. Humanities and Social Sciences: 12 credits, as follows:
    1. 3 credits in civilizations and heritages (see approved courses designated “CH” in the Schedule of Classes),
    2. 3 credits in humanities: English (350, 352, or 354), fine arts (not including 950 courses), foreign languages (not including courses devoted primarily to the acquisition of a language), history (510, 512, or 516), philosophy (730), or religion (not including 50:730:201, 332, or 430),
    3. 3 credits in social sciences: anthropology (070), criminal justice (202), economics (220), political science (790), psychology (830), sociology (920), or urban studies (975),
    4. 3 credits in your choice of humanities or social sciences (for appropriate courses, see b. and c. above).
  4. Diversity or Global Studies: 3 credits, as follows:
    1. 3 credits in a course, designated “D” in the Schedule of Classes, which explores the philosophical, theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic bases of diversity in contemporary American society. Diversity refers to multicultural differences within the United States, including race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and social class; or
    2. 3 credits in a course, designated “G” in the Schedule of Classes, which focuses on societies, languages, and cultures outside the English-speaking world, including continental Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Courses required for major programs may count toward completing both major and general curricular requirements, but no course, except the writing intensive course, may be counted toward fulfilling two different categories of the general curricular requirements.