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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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