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General Education

Students must complete 36 credits of general education. This requirement includes 15 credits by the State of Florida and 21 credits of UNF-specific coursework.


A minimum grade of C is required for all general education requirements. Course descriptions for each course below can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Part A: State of Florida Curriculum

Choose one course for each area.


ENC 1101 - G(W) Writing for Audience and Purpose 


ARH 2000 - Art Appreciation

HUM 2020 - Introduction to Humanities

LIT 2000 - G(W) Introduction to Literature

MUL 2010 - G(W) Music Literature

PHI 2010 - G(W) Introduction to Philosophy

THE 2000 - Theater Appreciation

Social Science 

AMH 2020 - U.S. History Since 1877

ANT 2000 - Introduction to Anthropology

ECO 2013 - Principles of Macroeconomics

POS 2041 - Introduction to American Government

PSY 2012 - Introduction to Psychology

SYG 2000 - Introduction to Sociology

Mathematics and Statistics 

MAC 1105 - G(M) College Algebra

MGF 1106 - G(M) Finite Math

MGF 1107 - G(M) Explorations in Math

Note: Higher-level or equivalent courses in math will satisfy this requirement. Those courses can include STA 2023, STA 2014, MAC 1101C, MAC 1105C, MAC 1147, MAC 1114, MAC 2233 and MAC 2311.

Natural and Physical Sciences 

AST 2002 - Discovering Astronomy

BSC 1005 - Principles of Biology (non-science majors)

BSC 1010C - General Biology I (science majors)

CHM 2045 - General Chemistry I (science majors)

ESC 2000 - Discovering Earth Science

PHY 1020 - Discovering Physics (non-science majors)

Note: Higher-level courses in natural sciences will satisfy this requirement. Also, CHM 1020 and EVR 1001 will fulfill this requirement if transferred in from another school. We do not currently offer these courses at UNF.


Part B: UNF General Education Requirements

Writing Effectively 

Choose one of the following:

ENC 1143 - G(W) Writing for Evidence and Style

IDS 1932 - G(W) Interdisciplinary Writing Seminar

Note: Engineering majors do not take one of the above.  Writing components will be embedded in other engineering courses during their program of study.


Choose one additional course from the following:

CRW 2000 - G(W) Introduction to Creative Writing

CRW 2100 - G(W) Introduction to Fiction Writing

CRW 2201 - G(W) Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction

CRW 2300 - G(W) Introduction to Poetry Writing

CRW 2400 - G(W) Introduction to Playwriting

CRW 2600 - G(W) Introduction to Screenwriting

ENC 2210 - G(W) Technical Writing

ENC 2443 - G(W) Writing Topics: Literature

ENC 2451 - G(W) Writing Topics: Health

ENC 2461 - G(W) Writing Topics: Social Science

ENC 3202 - G(W) Professional Communication for Business

ENC 3246 - G(W) Professional Communication for Engineering (engineering majors only)

ENC 3250 - G(W) Professional Communications

Note: ENC 1102 will fulfill this additional English requirement for general education purposes if transferred in from another school. We do not offer this course at UNF.

Thinking Critically 

Diversity and Difference

Choose one of the following:

ANT 2000 - (CD) Introduction to Anthropology

ANT 2423 - (CD) Kinship and Family

ASN 2003 - (CD) Introduction to Asia

EDF 2085 - (CD) Introduction to Diversity for Educators

GEB 2956 - (CD) Study Abroad in Business (spring term only)

GEO 2420 - (CD) Cultural Geography

MMC 2701 - (CD) Communicating Across Cultures

MUH 2501 - (CD) World Music (music majors only)

PUP 2312 - (CD) Race/Gender/Politics

REL 2300 - (CD) Comparative Religion

SYG 2013 - (CD) Sex, Race and Class

Note: There are additional upper-level courses that will meet the diversity and difference requirement. Consult with your academic advisor regarding whether 3000- and 4000-level courses are appropriate in your first year.


Additional Critical Thinking

Choose an additional course from either the humanities or social science sections in Part A of the State of Florida curriculum, an additional course from the diversity and difference category above, or choose one course from the following:

ARH 2050 - Art History Survey I

ARH 2051 - Art History Survey II

CCJ 2002 - Crime in America

FIL 2000 - Film Appreciation

HSC 2100 - Personal and Public Health

LDR 3003 - Introduction to Leadership

MUH 2012 - Enjoyment of Music 

MUH 2017 - History and Appreciation of Rock

MUH 2018 - Evolution of Jazz

MUT 1111 - Music Theory (must have music proficiency)

PHI 2100 - G(W) CT: The Art of Reasoning

PHI 2630 - G(W) CT: Ethical Issues

WOH 1012 - G(W) World History I

WOH 1022 - G(W) World History II

Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis and Scientific Method 

Choose additional courses from the math and natural science sections in Part A of the State of Florida curriculum, or choose from the following.  Minimum total of math and natural science credits should be 12. One must be a lab component.

MGF 1113 - G(M) Math for Teachers

PHI 2101 - G(M) Introduction to Logic

IDC 2000 - Beauty and Joy of Computing

CHM 1025 - Introduction to Chemistry (science majors)

GLY 2010 - Physical Geology

HUN 2201 - Basic Principles of Human Nutrition

PHY 1028 - Introduction to Physics (science majors)


Lab Components

AST 2002L - Discovering Astronomy Lab

BSC 1005L - Principles of Biology Lab

CHM 1025L - Introduction to Chemistry Lab

CHM 2045L - General Chemistry I Lab

ESC 2000L - Discovering Earth Science Lab

PHY 1020L - Discovering Physics Lab

PHY 1028L - Introduction to Physics Lab

Experiential or Integrative Learning 

Students may choose an approved course, such as a study abroad, internship or community-based learning, or an additional course from any of the above categories of general education.



Graduation Requirements Outside of General Education 

The following are two requirements from the State of Florida that must be completed in order for students to earn a bachelor's degree.


College-Level Communications and Computation Skills - State Rule 6A-10.030 - also known as Gordon Rule

Students must have four Gordon Rule Writing G(W) courses and two Gordon Rule Math G(M) courses with grades of C or higher in order to satisfy state-mandated graduation requirements.


Civic Literacy - State Statue 1007.25

Students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of AMH 2020-U.S. History since 1877 or POS 2041-Intro to American Government, and by achieving a passing score on a civic assessment. For more information regarding the Civic Literacy requirement, visit the Civic Literacy website