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General Education Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

REQUIRED Coursework

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
American History
Global Perspectives
An Approved International Experience1

Semester Credits 10-13
Communication Skills Credits
Freshman Composition I
(with a grade of C- or higher)
Freshman Composition
with Literature II
(with a grade of C- or higher)
Oral Communication
(Comm 102 or 201)
Semester Credits 9
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)
Semester Credits 14-15
Natural Science &
Quantitative Reasoning
Natural Science (with lab) 4
Foundations of Science2 2
Computer Science 3
Mathematics 3
Semester Credits 12
Personal Wellness Credits
Fitness and Wellness
Physical Activity Course
Semester Credits 1
Total Semester Credits 46-50

Mike Woodley
Mike Woodley
Associate Dean for Student Success
701-252-3467 ext. 5554
Committed to helping you succeed — both in and out of the classroom.

    1 The six credits may be satisfied in one of two ways: Students with at least two years of the same high school foreign language with grades of C or better may select six hours from additional foreign language courses or other courses identified as meeting this requirement in the course catalog. Students without such high school foreign language experience MUST take six credits of one foreign language or three credits of a foreign language in addition to an approved international experience. Students with at least two years of the same high school foreign language may complete the Global Perspectives requirement by taking any approved international experience for a minimum of 3 credit hours.

    2 Foundations of Science may be replaced with an additional course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

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