2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

General Education Requirements

The general education requirements for each degree are presented in the table following the explanation of requirements. The table indicates that there are different requirements for students seeking B.A., B.S., B.S.E., and B.S.W. degrees. There are also different requirements for students who come to Greenville University’s campus with less than 60 hours of college credit, those with 60 or more hours of credit, and those with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. Because different students will have different requirements, they are advised to study the table and read this section carefully. Students should also speak with their advisor about their specific general education requirements.

When specific courses are required of students they are listed in the table. For example, the specific course UNIV 301 Science & Christianity is listed in the table. The “X” in each column of the table indicates that this specific course must be taken by most students who seek to graduate from Greenville University, regardless of their status when they enter and regardless of the degree that they seek. Detailed descriptions of these and all courses offered at the College are listed alphabetically in the Undergraduate Course Listings later in the Catalog.

Sometimes specific courses are not required. For example, the table shows that a Global Foundations Course or Experience is required of all students who seek a degree from GU. Students are not required to take one specific course that satisfies the requirement; many courses can. These are explained in the section below.

Students majoring in education are exempt from completing a few general education requirements. However, if a student elects to complete two or more majors where only one is in education, the student must complete the general education requirements that are standard for both majors.

Greenville University does not accept an Associate of Applied Science degree.