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General Education Requirements


A Comparison of General Education and Other Degree Requirements 
Among Institutions in the Oregon University System: 2006-2007

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Credit hours associated with each category are listed first
"WIC" stands for "writing intensive course"  
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OUS Institution
(or other)
Writing/
Communication
Natural/
Laboratory Science
Social Science Humanities/
Arts
Mathematics Language Other Minimum Gen Ed Credits
EOU 15: Comm and critical thinking 7-12: Natural world 7-12: Human behavior 7-12: Aesthetics & humanities

7-12: Arts & creative process
  7-12: Lang, logic & culture  
60
[*EOU degree requirements] WR 121 or higher; pass Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE); WIC x 2 in major       BS: math at college level BA: second language proficiency

Computer literacy in major

Capstone in major

 
OIT 18: Communication (speech, writing) 16: Science/math 12: Social science 9: Humanities [one college-level course: included in "Science/math"]  

12: Technology

9: Business/industrial management

Intercultural studies (encouraged)



76
OSU 9: Skills, writing/speech

WIC in major
12: Perspectives, science 6: Perspectives, social science 6: Perspectives, literature/arts/
culture
3: Skills, math  

3: Skills, fitness

3: Perspectives, diversity

6: Synthesis (upper div)



51
PSU            

15: Freshman Inquiry

12: Sophomore Inquiry

12: Upper div cluster

6: Senior capstone



45
[*PSU BS degree requirements]   12: Science, including 8 hrs with lab 12: Social science and/or arts & letters   4: Math/stats      
[*PSU BA degree requirements]   4: Science 8: Social science and/or science 12: Arts & letters, including 4 hrs from fine & performing arts   Second lang profic (4 hrs numbered 203/above)    
[PSU recommends Freshman Inquiry transfer out] WR 121 4: Science 4: Social science 4: Arts & letters        
SOU 12: University Seminar 101, 102, 103(8 credits writing; 4 credits communication) 11/12 lower division: (2 courses must include lab) 12 lower division 12 lower division 4: Quantitative Reasoning     9 to 12 Upper-division requirements: 1 course in each goal area of H-Science, Society, Technology; I-Social Responsibility; J-Diversity

60-64
[*SOU degree requirements]         8: BS: math/
computer science
BA: second language proficiency Writing, research skills, and Capstone in major (upper div)  
[SOU Transfer Student  Option] 12: Writing/Oral Communication 8: Science sequence 8: Social Science sequence 8: Arts & Letters sequence 3-4: Math   9: Upper division   
UO 8: Writing [WR121 plus 122 or 123] 15: Science 15: Social science 15: Arts and Letters     6: Multicultural
59
[*UO degree requirements]         BS: math/
computer science proficiency
BA: second language proficiency    
WOU 3: Speech (111)

4: Writing (135)
12: Laboratory science 11-12: Social science

9: Creative arts

8: Literature
(4 may be in Modern Language)

3: Philo/Rel

    4: Health/PE
55
[*WOU degree requirements] 6: WIC       Computer science/math: 6: BA 12: BS BA: second language proficiency BS: 6: Cultural Diversity  
AA/OT 8: Writing [WR121, 122, 123 or 227]

3: Oral communication
15: Science/
math/computer science
15: Social science 10: Arts and Letters 4: Math    
55
  AS/OT-Bus 8: Writing [WR121, 122, or 227]

3: Oral communication
12: Science w/laboratory 12: Social science 12: Arts and Letters 12: Math (111 or above; including 4 credits in statistics)   3-6: Computer applications (proficiency) 62-65

* baccalaureate degree requirements in addition to the lower-division/upper-division general education requirements

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Eugene, OR 97403-0175
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