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General Education Requirements

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.

See Undergraduate Catalog

  • Communication
    ENC 1101 - G(W) Writing for Audience and Purpose
  • Humanities
    ARH 2000 - Art Appreciation
    HUM 2020 - G(W) 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
  • Math & 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 & Physical Sciences
    AST 2002 - Discovering Astronomy
    BSC 1005 - Principles of Biology (non-science majors)
    BSC 1010C - General Biology I (science majors)
    CHM 1020 - Discovering Chemistry (non-science majors)
    CHM 2045 - General Chemistry I (science majors)
    ESC 2000 - Discovering Earth Science
    PHY 1020 - Discovering How Things Work (non-science majors)
    Note: Higher-level courses in natural sciences will satisfy this requirement. Also, EVR 1001 will fulfill this requirement if transferred in from another school. We do not currently offer this course at UNF.
  • 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 these.  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
    IDH 1923 - Honors Colloquium (Honors College only)
    MMC 2701 - (CD) Communicating Across Cultures
    MUH 2501 - (CD) World Music (music majors only)
    PUP 2312 - (CD) Race/Gender/Politics
    REL 2300 - (CD) G(W) Comparative Religion
    SYG 2013 - (CD) Sex, Race and Class
    Note: There are additional upper-level courses that will meet the diversity and difference requirements. 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 & 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.  The 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)
    PHY 2464C - The Physics of Music 
    Lab Components
    AST 2002L - Discovering Astronomy Lab
    BSC 1005L - Principles of Biology Lab
    CHM 1025L - Introduction to Chemistry Lab
    CHM 1990L - Discovering Chemistry Lab
    CHM 2045L - General Chemistry I Lab
    ESC 2000L - Discovering Earth Science Lab
    PHY 1020L - Discovering How Things Work Lab
    PHY 1028L - Introduction to Physics Lab
    PHY 2053L - Algebra Physics I Lab
  • Experiential or Integrative Learning
    Students may choose an approved course, such as a study abroad, internship, 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