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 The UNF General Education Program Requirements

Students must complete the state-mandated credit-hour requirement (36 credit hours), including 15 hours of “Common Core” courses and 21 hours of “Competencies and Outcomes Courses.”

In selecting their General Education courses, students must also meet the UNF requirement for coursework that focuses on the program’s key intellectual competencies and outcomes requirement:

  • i. at least 9 hours of writing coursework; 
  • ii. at least 12 hours of critical thinking coursework; 
  • iii. at least 12 hours of coursework focusing on quantitative reasoning and analysis and scientific method; and 
  • iv. 3 hours of coursework focusing on either knowledge-in-action or one of the just-listed competencies. 

Competencies and Outcomes Course Options

Writing Effectively (9 hours)

Required (6 hours). May be taken in either order.

  • ENC 1101 – (GW) Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing (3 hours)
  • ENC 1143 – (GW) Introduction to Rhetoric and Narrative (3 hours)

Choose one additional course from the following: (at least 3 hours).

  • Any ENC or CRW 2000-level course
  • ENC 3250 – (GW) Professional Communications (3 hours)

Thinking Critically (12 hours)

Choose one course from Group A: (at least 3 hours)

Group A
  • AMH 2020 – United States History since 1877 (3 hours)
  • ECO 2013 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • ANT 2000 – Introduction to Anthropology (3 hours)
  • POS 2041 – Introduction to American Government (3 hours)
  • PSY 2012 – Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)
  • SYG 2000 – Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

Choose one course from Group B: (at least 3 hours)

Group B
  • ARH 2000 – Art Appreciation (3 hours)
  • FIL 2000 – Film Appreciation
  • LIT 2000 – Introduction to Literature (3 hours)
  • PHI 2010 – (GW) Introduction to Philosophy (3 hours)
  • THE 2000 – Theater Appreciation (3 hours)

Choose two additional courses from Group A, and/or Group B, and/or the following: (at least 6 hours)

  • CCJ 2002 – Crime in America (3 hours)
  • HSC 2100 – Personal and Community Health (3 hours)
  • ARH 2050 – Art History Survey I (3 hours)
  • ARH 2051 – Art History Survey II (3 hours)
  • MUH 2017 – The History and Appreciation of Rock (3 hours)
  • MUT 1111 – Theory I (3 hours)
  • PHI 2100 – (GW) Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3 hours)
  • PHI 2630 – (GW) Contemporary Ethical Issues (3 hours)
  • WOH 1012 – (GW) World History I (3 hours)
  • WOH 1022 – (GW) World History II (3 hours)

Reasoning and Analyzing Quantitatively and/or Understanding Scientific Method (12 hours)

Choose one course from Group A: (at least 3 hours)

Group A
  • MAC 1105 – (GM) College Algebra (3 hours)
  • MGF 1106 – (GM) Finite Mathematics (3 hours)
  • MGF 1107 – (GM) Explorations in Mathematics (3 hours)
  • STA 2014 – (GM) Elementary Statistics for Health and Social Sciences (3 hours)
  • STA 2023 – (GM) Elementary Statistics for Business (3 hours)

Choose one course from Group B: (at least 3 hours)

Group B
  • AST 2002 – Basic Astronomy (3 hours)
  • BSC 1005C – Principles of Biology (4 hours)
  • BSC 1010C – General Biology I (4 hours)
  • CHM 1020 – Chemistry for Liberal Studies (3 hours)
  • CHM 2045 – General Chemistry I (3 hours)
  • PHY 1020 – Introduction to Physics (2 hours)
  • PHY 2048 – Calculus-Based Physics I (4 hours)
  • PHY 2053 – Algebra-Based Physics I (3 hours)  
  • PHY 2054  – Algebra-Based Physics II (3 hours)

Choose two additional courses from Group A and/or Group B and/or the following: (at least 6 hours)

  • MGF 1113 – (GM) Math for Teachers I (3 hours)
  • MAC 1101 – (GM) Intensive College Algebra (4 hours)
  • MAC 1147 – (GM) Pre-calculus (4 hours)
  • MAC 2233 – (GM) Calculus for Business (3 hours)
  • MAC 2311 – (GM) Calculus I (4 hours)
  • MAC 2312 – (GM) Calculus II (4 hours)
  • AST 2002L – Basic Astronomy Lab (1 hour)
  • BSC 1930 – Current Applications in Biology (2 hours)
  • CHM 1025 – Introduction to Chemistry (2 hours)
  • CHM 1025L – Introduction to Chemistry Lab (1 hour)
  • CHM 2045L – General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 hour)
  • HUN 1001 – Introduction to Nutrition Science (2 hours)
  • HUN 2201 – Basic Principles of Human Nutrition (3 hours)
  • PHY 1020L – Introduction to Physics Lab (1 hour)
  • PHY 2053L – Algebra-Based Physics I Lab (1 hour)
  • PHY 2054L – Algebra-Based Physics II Lab (1 hour)
  • PHY 2048L – Calculus-Based Physics I Lab (1 hour)

Applying Knowledge (3 hours)

Choose one course from Option A, Option B, or Option C

Option A: Cultural Diversity courses

Find a complete list of courses that will satisfy Option A by clicking the following link: Cultural Diversity Courses.

Option B: Experiential Learning Courses

These courses include Internships, Study Abroad courses, TLOs, and courses designated as Integrative Learning.

Option C: Additional coursework focusing on one of the below competencies.Writing Well

  • Thinking Critically
  • Reason and Analyzing quantitatively and/or Understanding Scientific Method

Florida and Community College Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree Graduates

An Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from a Florida public university or community college satisfies the general education requirements at UNF.

Transfer Students without a Florida University or State College Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

 

Transcripts of applicants who have not earned an A.A. degree from a Florida public university, state, or community college will be reviewed individually to determine whether sufficient work has been completed in the above General Education requirements. Students must satisfy the same general education requirements as a first-time‑in-college student. Refer to the general education requirements above for UNF courses that will satisfy General Education.

The State of Florida Foreign Language Requirement must be met before graduation from UNF.

The College-Level Communications and Computation Skills (Florida Gordon Rule) requirement must be met before graduation from UNF.

All teacher education majors must satisfy the General Knowledge (GK) test requirement before admission to the College of Education and Human Services.