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General Education Requirements


A Comparison of General Education and Other Degree Requirements 
Among Institutions in the Oregon University System: 2002-2003

Guide to reading the table:
Credit hours associated with each category are listed first
"WIC" stands for "writing intensive course"

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

9: Natural world

9: Human behavior

9: Aesthetics & humanities

9: Arts & creative process

 

9: Lang, logic & culture

 


60

[*EOU degree requirements]

WR 121 or higher and pass Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE)

 

 

 

BS: math at college level

BA: second language proficiency

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)



48

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 Colloquium

11: Natural Sciences (8 lower division, 3 upper)

11: Social Sciences (8 lower division, 3 upper)

11: Arts & Letters (8 lower division, 3 upper)

0-4: Quantitative Reasoning

 

 



45

[*SOU degree requirements]

 

 

 

 

8: BS: math/
computer science

BA: second language proficiency

Writing and research skills in major (upper div)

Capstone in major

 

[SOU Transfer in]

12: Writing/Oral Communication

8: Science

8: Social Science

8: Arts & Letters

3-4: Math

 

9: Upper division 

 

UO

8: Writing [WR121 plus 122 or 123]

16: Science

16: Social science

16: Arts and Letters

 

 

6: Multicultural


62

[*UO degree requirements]

 

 

 

 

BS: math/
computer science proficiency

BA: second language proficiency

 

 

WOU

3: Speech (111)

3 Writing (135)

12: Laboratory science

12: Social science

9: Creative arts

9: Literature

3: Philo/Rel

 

 

4: Health/PE


55

[*WOU degree requirements]

6: WIC

 

 

 

Computer science/math:

7: 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

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

 

Prepared by the
Office of Academic Affairs
Oregon University System
P.O. Box 3175
Eugene, OR 97403-0175
(541) 346-5722
(Contact: Jim Arnold)

 

Revised: October 1, 2002
URL: http://www.ous.edu/aca/gened03.htm

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