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General Education Requirement and Undergraduate Degree Requirements
02:15:00 General Education Requirement and Undergraduate Degree Requirements

 

  1. Effective Fall Semester 2004, each institution in the State University and Community College System of Tennessee (hereafter identified as the Tennessee Board of Regents System) will subscribe to common general education requirements at the lower-division. These requirements consist of forty-one (41) semester hours in the following subject categories and are required for completion of the Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.), and all baccalaureate degrees.
  1. Communication 9 semester hours*
  2. Humanities and/or Fine Arts 9 semester hours (One course must be in literature.)
  3.  Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 semester hours
  4.  History 6 semester hours**
  5. Natural Sciences 8 semester hours
  6.  Mathematics 3 semester hours
  7. Total 41 semester hours
  1. Courses specified as meeting general education requirements are published in the catalog of each institution and may be viewed on the web site of the Tennessee Board of Regents (www.tbr.edu).
  2. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to completion of two years of college-level work. Students pursuing an Associate of Arts degree shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to completion of one year of college-level work.
  3.  *Six (6) semester hours of English composition and three (3) semester hours in English oral presentational communication are required.
  4.  **Six (6) semester hours of American History are required at universities and a six-semester hour history sequence is required at community colleges. Community college advisors should recommend that students select history courses in accordance with the requirements of the college or university to which they plan to transfer. If the student plans to transfer to a university within the Tennessee Board of Regents System, American History should be taken. Three (3) semester hours of Tennessee History may substitute for three (3) semester hours of American History.

Approved: Executive Staff, 05/20/09
Approved: President's Cabinet, 05/20/09
Approved: President, 05/20/09
Reviewed and Revised by: Academic Affairs, 03/20/09