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Majors with Important Modifications to General Education Requirements

Following is a list of majors in which GE requirements have been modified. These modifications include special approval for various required non-GE courses to count in the GE categories indicated.

Agriculture

  • ANSC 101 is an approved major course substitution for Life Sciences (B2).
  • AGRI 482 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Social Sciences.
  • BIOL 350 is an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.
  • AGRI 490, JOUR 260, and JOUR 341 are approved GE Writing Intensive substitutions.
  • AGRI 482 is also an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Agriculture Business

  • ANSC 101 is an approved major course substitution for Life Sciences (B2).
  • AGRI 482 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Social Sciences.
  • AGRI 482 is also an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Animal Science

  • ANSC 101 is an approved major course substitution for Life Sciences (B2).
  • AGRI 482 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Social Sciences.
  • AGRI 490 is an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.
  • AGRI 482 is also an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Biochemistry

  • CHEM 401 is an approved major course substitution for Upper Division Natural Sciences.
  • BIOL 371, BIOL 470, and CHEM 401 are approved GE Writing Intensive substitutions.
  • CHEM 453M is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Biological Sciences - BA

  • BIOL 360 is an approved major course substitution for Upper Division Natural Sciences.
  • BIOL 350, BIOL 371, and GEOS 300 are approved GE Writing Intensive substitutions.

Biological Sciences - BS

  • BIOL 360 is an approved major course substitution for Upper Division Natural Sciences.
  • BIOL 350, BIOL 371, and BIOL 470 are approved GE Writing Intensive substitutions.

Chemistry - BA

  • CHEM 401 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Natural Sciences
  • CHEM 401 is also an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.
  • CHEM 453M is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Chemistry - BS

  • CHEM 401 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Natural Sciences
  • CHEM 401 is also an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.
  • CHEM 420 and CHEM 483 together are an approved GE Capstone substitution.
  • CHEM 453M is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Computer Information Systems

  • CSCI 217 is an approved major course substitution for Critical Thinking (A3).
  • MATH 217 is an approved major course substitution for Critical Thinking (A3).
  • CSCI 301 is an approved major course substitution for Upper Division Social Science.
  • CSCI 301 is also an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Computer Science

  • CSCI 217 is an approved major course substitution for Critical Thinking (A3).
  • MATH 217 is an approved major course substitution for Critical Thinking (A3).
  • CSCI 551 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • CSCI 301 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Social Science.
  • CSCI 301 is also an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Concrete Industry Management

  • CIMT 363 is an approved major course substitution for Upper Division Natural Sciences.
  • CIMT 466 is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Construction Management

  • Take only one course in either Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2). The other is waived.
  • CMGT 330 fulfills Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • CMGT 360 is an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.
  • CMGT 455 is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Environmental Science

  • GEOS 300 is an approved major course substitution for Upper Division Natural Sciences.
  • GEOS 300 is also an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.
  • BIOL 350 is an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.

Geology

  • GEOS 580 is an approved major course substitution for Upper Division Natural Sciences.
  • GEOS 572 is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Geosciences

  • GEOS 300 is an approved major course substitution for Upper Division Natural Sciences.
  • GEOS 300 is also an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.

Liberal Studies

  • Completion of major satisfies all GE Pathway requirements. HIST 101, HIST 102, PSYC 151, SOSC 302 and SOSC 303 satisfy Diversity.
  • Completion of MATH 110 meets Quantitative Reasoning (A4) requirement.

Mathematics

  • MATH 217 is an approved major course substitution for Critical Thinking (A3).
  • MATH 330 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • MATH 420 is an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.

These modifications apply to The Option in Mathematics-Education Credential Path only.

  • EDTE 451 fulfills Learning for Life (E).
  • EDTE 302, ENGL 471, and MATH 333 fulfill the Upper-Division Pathway requirement.

Microbiology

  • BIOL 360 is an approved major course substitution for Upper Division Natural Sciences.
  • BIOL 371 is an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.
  • BIOL 470 is an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.

Music

  • MUSC 304 is an approved major course substitution for Arts (C1).

These modifications apply to The Option in Music Education only.

  • MUSC 302 is an approved major course substitution for Humanities (C2).
  • EDTE 451 is an approved major course substitution for Learning for Life (E).
  • ENGL 471 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Arts/Humanities.
  • EDTE 302 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Social Sciences.

Nursing

  • PSYC 101 is an approved major course substitution for Societal Institutions (D2).
  • NURS 303 is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • For online RN-BSN program only: NURS 495W is an approved major course substitution for Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • NURS 422 is an approved GE Capstone substitution.
  • NURS 422W is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Sustainable Manufacturing

  • Take one course in either Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2).  The other is waived.
  • SMFG 360 fulfills Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • SMFG 352 is an approved GE Writing Intensive substitution.
  • SMFG 468 is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Engineering Majors

Civil Engineering

  • Take CMST 131 for Oral Communication (A1)
  • Critical Thinking (A3) is waived.
  • Take only one course in either Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2). The other is waived.
  • CIVL 302 fulfills either Society (D1) or Societal Institutions (D2). You must complete one additional D1 or D2 course.
  • CIVL 495 fulfills Learning for Life (E).
  • MECH 332 fulfills Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • CIVL 595 is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Computer Engineering

  • Critical Thinking (A3) is waived.
  • PHYS 204B fulfills Life Sciences (B2).
  • Take only one course in either Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2). The other is waived.  Selecting a Writing Intensive (WI) course is strongly encouraged.
  • EECE 490B is an approved major course substitution for either Individual and Society (D1) or Societal Institutions (D2). You must complete one additional D1 or D2 course.
  • EECE 490A is an approved major course substitution for Learning for Life (E).
  • EECE 311 fulfills Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • EECE 490A is also an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Electrical/Electronic Engineering

  • Critical Thinking (A3) is waived.
  • Take only one course in either Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2).  The other is waived.  Selecting a Writing Intensive (WI) course is strongly encouraged.
  • EECE 490B is an approved major course substitution for either Individual and Society (D1) or Societal Institutions (D2). You must complete one additional D1 or D2 course.
  • EECE 490A is an approved major course substitution for Learning for Life (E).
  • EECE 311 fulfills Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • EECE 490A is also an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Take CMST 131 for Oral Communication (A1)
  • Critical Thinking (A3) is waived.
  • Take only one course in either Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2).  The other is waived.
  • MECH 340 is an approved major course substitution for either Individual & Society (D1) or Societal Institutions (D2). You must complete one additional D1 or D2 course.
  • CIVL 495 meets Learning for Life (E).
  • MECH 440B is an approved major course substitution for Learning for Life (E).
  • MECH 332 fulfills Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • MECH 440A is an approved GE Capstone substitution.

Mechatronic Engineering

  • Take CMST 131 for Oral Communication (A1)
  • Critical Thinking (A3) is waived.
  • Take only one course in either Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2). The other is waived.
  • MECH 340 is an approved major course substitution for either Individual & Society (D1) or Societal Institutions (D2). You must complete one additional D1 or D2 course.
  • MECA 440B is an approved major course substitution for Learning for Life (E).
  • EECE 311 fulfills Upper-Division Natural Sciences.
  • MECA 440A is an approved GE Capstone substitution.
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