General Education Requirements

Learn why general education makes all the difference at UJ. Plus, find out what gen eds are required to earn your specific degree.

A solid foundation for your future.

Any school can teach you the technical skills of a job. UJ takes it one step further, by also instilling in you the skills employers truly need: leadership, communication, and problem solving. We do this, in part, through general education.

These courses are crucial to the UJ experience, because they force you to move across disciplines and understand how different areas of study influence each other. You’ll shift out of your academic comfort zone, expand your mind, and prepare for life after graduation.

Build your values. Broaden your thinking.

General education courses aren’t necessarily meant to make you discover new interests, but rather, broaden your mindset and develop crucial skills, like:

  • Critical thinking
  • Written and oral communication
  • Leadership
  • Moral and civic responsibility
  • Global perspectives
  • Quantitative reasoning and research
  • Personal wellness

 

General Education Requirements by Degree

A minimum of 124 semester credits must be earned. At least 45 credits must be upper-division (300-400) level. A maximum of 64 semester credits will be accepted from a junior college.

Moral & Civic Education Credits
UJ Foundations 1
Ethics 3
American Government
or
American History
3
Global Perspectives
or
An Approved International Experience1
6

3

Semester Credits 10-13
   
Communication Skills Credits
Freshman Composition I
(with a grade of C- or higher)
3
Freshman Composition
with Literature II
(with a grade of C- or higher)
3
Oral Communication
(Comm 102 or 201)
3
Semester Credits 9
   
Natural Science &
Quantitative Reasoning
Credits
Natural Science (with lab) 4
Foundations of Science2 2
Computer Science 3
Mathematics 3
Semester Credits 12
   
Cultural & Social Heritage Credits
Religion 3
Literature or History 3
Art, Music, or Theatre 3
Psychology, Sociology, Political Science
or Economics 110, 201, or 202
(no more than 3 credits from on discipline)
5-6
Semester Credits 14-15
   
Personal Wellness Credits
Fitness and Wellness
or
Physical Activity Course
1
Semester Credits 1
Total Semester Credits 46-50

 

 

Moral & Civic Education Credits
UJ Foundations 1
Ethics 3
American Government
or
American History
3
Global Perspectives
or
An Approved International Experience1
6

3

Semester Credits 10-13
   
Communication Skills Credits
Freshman Composition I
(with a grade of C- or higher)
3
Freshman Composition
with Literature II
(with a grade of C- or higher)
3
Oral Communication
(Comm 102 or 201)
3
Semester Credits 9
   
Natural Science &
Quantitative Reasoning
Credits
Natural Science (with lab) 8
Computer Science 3
Mathematics 3
Semester Credits 14
   
Personal Wellness Credits
Fitness and Wellness
or
Physical Activity Course
1
Semester Credits 1
   
Cultural & Social Heritage Credits
Religion 3
Literature, Art, Music, or Theatre 3
Psychology, Sociology, Political Science
or Economics 110, 201, or 202
2-3
Semester Credits 8-9
Total Semester Credits 42-46

 

Moral & Civic Education Credits
UJ Foundations (Freshman) 1
Ethics 3
American Government
or
American History
3
Global Perspectives 3
Semester Credits 10
   
Communication Skills Credits
English Composition I
(with a grade of C- or higher)
3
English Composition
with Literature II
(with a grade of C- or higher)
3
Semester Credits 6
   
Cultural & Social Heritage Credits
Religion 3
Literature, Art, Music, or Theatre 3
Developmental Psychology 3
Intro to Sociology
or
Sociology of the Family
3
Semester Credits 12
   
Natural Science &
Quantitative Reasoning
Credits
Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab 4
Computer 3
Math 3
Semester Credits 14
   
Personal Wellness Credits
Fitness and Wellness
or
Physical Activity Course
1
Semester Credits 1
Total Semester Credits 43