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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education

General Requirement

For all programs each course used to satisfy the General Education Program must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Elementary and Secondary Education Majors must achieve a grade of C- or higher in all General Education courses and all other degree requirements that are General Education courses.

Whenever possible, freshman students should complete foundational courses, WRIT 101  and Mathematics (M/STAT), during their first year of enrollment. Transfer courses used to substitute for any UMW General Education core class must be taken from an ACE accredited institution and approved in advanced by the appropriate academic department. 

Credit Requirements

Written and Oral Communication: 4 Credits

Mathematics: 4 Credits

  • Any 100-level or higher M (math) or STATS course 4 Credit(s)

Behavioral & Social Sciences: 4 Credits

Select 1 course from the following:

History: 4 Credits

  • Any 100 or 200 level HSTA or HSTR course 4 Credit(s)

                                  (excludes HSTR 200)

Humanities: Expressive Arts: 4 Credits

Select 4 credits from the following:

Humanities: Literary & Artistic Studies: 4 Credits

Select 1 course from the following:

Natural Sciences: 8 Credits

Select 2 courses/8 credits from the following:

  • Two 100 or 200 level courses from two of the following categories: ASTR; BIO-; CHMY; GEO; NUTR; PHSX; WILD; ENSC 121  or ENSC 180 .

General Education Total Credits: 32