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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

General Education Requirements for Undergraduates


As part of the Graduation Requirements for Undergraduates , Adams State University has prescribed a program of general education for all students seeking associate or baccalaureate degrees. This is done in the belief that our graduates must possess knowledge, skills, competencies, and an acquaintance with major areas of knowledge commonly possessed by educated persons. Students pursue the general education program goals through a range of formal and informal activities including, but not limited to, the successful completion of the below general education curriculum, Undergraduate Writing Proficiency , as well as their specific Undergraduate Programs  .

All students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in general education courses to graduate (Fall 2011 admittance or later).

Area I. Communications

6 credits

AP SCORE OF 3 ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE/COMP OR ACT SCORE OF 29+ SAT SCORE OF 500+ (BEFORE 4/95) 580+ (BEFORE 5/10) 660+ (AFTER 5/10) - CREDIT (P) IS GIVEN FOR ENG 101.

Area II. Arts & Humanities

6 credits

Area III. Mathematics

3 credits

Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences/History

9 credits

At least one course must be a GT-HI1 course; at least one course must be a GT-SS*; and the remaining course may come from either category. Only one ECON course may be used towards the requirements in this General Education area.

Area V. Physical and Natural Sciences

7 Credits

One credit hour must be a lab.

Total 31 Credits

Past General Education Requirements (PDFs)

GT-Pathways

Adams State University general education requirements align with the State of Colorado GT-Pathways guaranteed transfer curriculum. Students who have completed the GT-Pathways curriculum in its entirety meet Adams State general education requirements. Likewise, any GT-Pathways course, regardless of where it was completed, will meet the equivalent requirement in the relevant GT-Pathways category.

A variety of courses are available in each general education category that meet the required content and competencies for general education. Many of the general  education requirements are included in Adams State Institutional Learning Outcomes, and are indicated with (GT) next to the outcome.

Interstate Passport

Adam State University also participates in the Interstate Passport transfer program. Students with a completed Passport block may transfer to Adams State and their general education requirements will be complete. Adams State students completing the GT-Pathways curriculum PLUS a designated Oral Communications course will meet all general education requirements at Adams State, and may transfer their general education block to a participating Interstate Passport institution.