Academic Affairs

General Education

 

The University of Missouri-St. Louis requires students in every bachelors degree program to take at least 42 hours of general education courses. These courses should normally be taken during your first two years of study. They can help you in several different ways.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELORS DEGREES

ENGLISH 1100 Freshman Composition 3 hours
HUMANITIES & FINE ARTS electives 9 hours
MATHEMATICS & LIFE/NATURAL SCIENCE electives* 12 hours
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE electives 9 hours
Other general education electives from any category 9 hours
42 hours

*Must include MATH 1020, MATH 1030, or alternate course if math proficiency is fulfilled by examination.

Students must be sure that their general education program includes 3 hours of coursework designated as fulfilling the VALUING skill goal and 3 hours of coursework beyond ENGLISH 1100 designated as fulfilling the COMMUNICATING skill goal. These goals, along with courses that fulfill them can be found in

The Bulletin's General Education Section.

Course descriptions in The Bulletin and in MyView indicate the general education goals taught in various courses. A complete listing of more than 200 courses that satisfy general education requirements can be found in The Bulletin's General Education Section.

If you have any questions about curriculum requirements or your plan of study, please consult your DARS report, an academic advisor in your major department, or the Center for Student Success

.