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General Education Requirements

We believe general education is essential education.

Learning a broad skill set makes you a well-rounded person and professional. That’s why we consider our general education to be essential education – something you can only get from a liberal arts university like UJ. Think critically. Communicate effectively. And stand out in your career.

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
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
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
5-6
Semester Credits 14-15
Natural Science &
Quantitative Reasoning
Credits
Natural Science (with lab) 4
Foundations of Science2 2
Computer Science 3
Mathematics 3
Semester Credits 12
Personal Wellness Credits
Fitness and Wellness
or
Physical Activity Course
1
Semester Credits 1
Total Semester Credits 45-50
OURPeople

Questions?

For more information, please contact:

Mike Woodley
Mike Woodley
Associate Dean for Student Success
701-252-3467 ext. 5554
woodley@uj.edu


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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