General Education Component

Students must earn at least 15 s.h. in humanities and social sciences courses chosen from approved departments and programs; at least 3 s.h. must be earned in courses that the College of Engineering has designated as humanities courses, and at least 3 s.h. must be earned in courses that the College of Engineering has designated as social sciences courses. Students must earn at least 6 s.h. of general education credit in courses taken in the same department. Individual B.S.E. programs may require further depth in an area and may include general education requirements in a student’s elective focus area.

*Note: Industrial Engineering students must take a psychology course as part of their GEC.


Approved Humanities Departments

African American World Studies (AFAM) **German (GRMN
Aging Studies (ASP) Global Health Studies (GHS)
American Indian and Native Studies Program (AINS) History (HIST)
American Studies Program (AMST) International Studies (IS)
American Sign Language (ASLE; ASL) **Italian (ITAL0
Art History (ARTH) **Japanese (JPNS)
**Asian Languages and Literature (ASIA; CHIN; SOAS) **Latin American Studies Program (LAS)
Cinema (CINE) ****Leisure Studies (LEIS)
Classics (CLSL; CLSA; CLSG) *Music (MUS)
Communication Studies (COMM) Philosophy (PHIL)
Comparitive Literature (CL) **Portuguese (PORT)
Creative Writing (CW) Religious Studies (RELS)
Creative Nonfiction Writing (CNW) **Russian (SLAV)
English (ENGL) **Spanish (SPAN)
**French (FREN) ***Theatre Arts (THTR)

Exceptions:

* Music lessons (including band, jazz , etc) Recitals and MUS:1100; 1201-1204;  are NOT acceptable Humanities and WILL NOT count toward your degree. 

**Foreign Language courses must be second year/intermediate level or higher to be applied toward requirement

*** ONLY the following Theatre courses ARE Acceptable GEC courses: THTR:1010, 1400, 1401, 3287; 2410; 3421; 3440

**** The following Leisure Studies (LEIS) courses DO NOT  count toward GEC: Intro to Personal Training LEIS:3148


Approved Social Science Departments

**Aerospace Military Studies (AERO) Journalish and Mass Communication (JMC)
Anthropology (ANTH) Political Science (POLI)
**Business Administration Psychology (PSY)
*Chemical Engineering Energy and Society (CBE:030) Social Work (SSW)
Economics (ECON) Sociology (SOC)
Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) **** Sport Studies (SPST) 
Geography (GEOG) Urban and Regional Planning (URP) 

Exceptions:
*Chemical Engineering Energy and Society is a seminar.

** Business  ONLY MGMT:2000, MGMT:2100 and MKTG:3000 WILL apply toward your engineering degree requirements

**** Sport Studies: ONLY the following courses will apply toward your degree: SPST:1074;2077; 2050;  2078; 2079; 2081; 2084;  3175; 3176; 3177; 3178; 3179; 3180; 3181 

*** Aerospace Military Studies ONLY AERO:3100; 3200; 4100; 4200 courses will be applied toward your degree  


Minors Offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Engineering students may also resister for Guided Independent Study (GIS) courses to fulfill GEC.