General Education Requirements

General Education Core Requirements

English (EN)

Complete one 1010 (3-4 credits) or ACT score ≥ 28; complete one 2010 (3 credits):3-7
Introduction to Writing (EN)
Introduction to Writing (EN)
Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN)
Total Hours3-7

Mathematics (MA)

Complete one of the following or ACT score ≥ 26: (Prerequisite: Math placement score or MATH prerequisite course (Grade C or higher) earned within 2 years previous to enrolling):3-5
Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
Introduction to Statistics (MA)
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)
Trigonometry (MA)
Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (MA)
Business Calculus (MA)
Calculus I (MA)
Calculus II (MA)
Multivariable Calculus (MA)
Total Hours3-5

American Institutions (AI)

Complete one of the following (Prerequisite: Reading placement score):3-6
Economic History of the U.S (AI)
American Civilization (AI)
U.S. History to 1877
and U.S. History Since 1877
American Government (AI)
Total Hours3-6

General Education Breadth & Depth Requirements

Life Science (LS)

Complete one of the following:3-10
General Biology (LS)
General Biology (LS)
General Biology (LS)
and General Biology Lab (LAB)
Human Biology (LS)
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
Plant Kingdom (LS, ALPP)
and Plant Kingdom Lab (LAB, ALPP)
Evolution & Ecology
and Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
and Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS)
Total Hours3-10

Physical Science (PS)

Complete one of the following:3-5
Introduction to Chemistry (PS)
Introduction to Chemistry (PS)
and Intro to Chemistry Lab (LAB)
Elementary General/Organic Chemistry (PS)
and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab (LAB)
Preparation for Gen Chemistry (PS) (3 credits)
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
Intro to Environmental Science (PS)
Introduction to Geology (PS)
Introduction to Geology (PS)
and Introduction to Geology Lab (LAB)
Life of the Past (PS)
Life of the Past (PS)
and Life of the Past Laboratory (LAB)
Introduction to Dinosaurs (PS)
Introduction to Dinosaurs (PS)
and Introduction to Dinosaurs Laboratory (LAB)
Geology of the National Parks (PS)
and Geology National Parks Lab (LAB)
Introduction to Environmental Geology (PS)
Introduction to Oceanography
Introduction to Oceanography
and Intro to Oceanography Lab (LAB)
Physical Geology (PS)
and Physical Geology Lab (LAB)
Physical Geography (PS)
Physical Geography (PS)
and Physical Geography Lab (LAB)
Introduction to Weather (PS)
Introduction to Weather (PS)
and Introduction to Weather Lab (LAB)
Elementary Physics (PS)
Elementary Physics (PS)
and Elementary Physics Lab (LAB)
Elementary Astronomy (PS)
and Elementary Astronomy Lab (LAB)
College Physics I (PS)
and College Physics I Lab (LAB)
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
Total Hours3-5

Laboratory Science (LAB)

Complete one of the following:
One Life Sciences or Physical Sciences laboratory science class is required. Life Sciences and Physical Sciences courses marked (LAB) above fulfill the Laboratory Science requirement. You may also fulfill this requirement by completing one of the following courses:0-1
Field Experience: Environmental Science (LAB)
Applied Geologic Investigation of Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce National Parks (LAB)
Natural History of Zion National Park (LAB)
Total Hours0-1

Fine Arts (FA)

Complete one of the following:3
Introduction to Art (FA)
Design for Non-Majors (FA)
Prehistoric to Gothic Art History (FA)
Renaissance to Contemporary Art History (FA)
Dance in Culture (FA)
Integrated Arts (FA)
Introduction to Music (FA)
Popular Music in America (FA)
Introduction to World Music (FA)
Survey of Jazz History (FA)
Introduction to Theatre (FA)
Total Hours3

Literature/Humanities (HU, GC)

Complete one of the following:3
Introduction to Science Fiction and Futurism (HU, GC)
Introduction to Literature (HU, GC)
Literature and the Land (HU, GC)
Introduction to Mythology (HU, GC)
World Literature Before 1650 (HU, GC)
World Literature After 1650 (HU, GC)
Children's Literature (HU, GC)
Multi-Cultural Child/Young Adult Literature (HU, GC)
American Lit Before 1865 (HU, GC)
American Lit After 1865 (HU, GC)
British Literature Before 1800 (HU, GC)
British Literature After 1800 (HU, GC)
Critical Introduction to Literature (HU, GC)
Humanities Through the Arts (HU, GC)
Non-Western Humanities through the Arts (HU,GC)
Intro to Philosophy (HU, GC)
Social Ethics (HU, GC)
Reasoning and Rational Decision-Making (HU, GC)
World Religions: Topics (HU, GC)
Understanding Film (HU, GC)
Total Hours3

Social & Behavioral Sciences (SS, GC)

Complete one of the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology (SS, GC)
Cultural Anthropology (SS, GC)
Introduction to Communication Theory (SS, GC)
Interpersonal Communication (SS, GC)
Intercultural Communication (SS, GC)
Economics of Social Issues (SS, GC)
Micro Economics (SS, GC)
Macro Economics (SS, GC)
Foundations Multicultural/ESL (SS, GC, ALCI)
Personal Finance: Financial Citizenship in Social and Economic Systems (SS, GC)
Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
Family Relationships (SS, GC)
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715 (SS, GC)
Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present (SS, GC)
World History to 1500 (SS, GC)
World History Since 1500 (SS, GC)
U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1877
Media and Society (SS, GC)
Introduction to International Relations (SS, GC)
General Psychology (SS, GC)
Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
Human Sexuality in a Diverse Society (SS, GC)
Leisure in Society (SS, GC)
Introduction to Sociology (SS, GC)
Social Problems (SS, GC)
Sociology of the Family (SS, GC)
Gender in Contemporary Society (SS)
Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations (SS)
Total Hours3

Exploration

Complete at least one additional 3 – 5 credit General Education Breadth & Depth course.3
Total Hours3

Additional Foreign Language Requirement for Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts 

Check program requirements for program restrictions on foreign languages

Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1010 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
Associate of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-8
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 8 credits numbered 1000 or above in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 1020 or higher foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 8 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000
- Receive 8 transfer credits GEFL 1000 (grade C or higher) in a language not currently taught at DSU
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 8 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.