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  Sep 19, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

General Education


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General Education Requirements

General education is a highly valued and integral part of all the associate’s and bachelor’s degrees at Herzing University. The value of a sound general education for a well-rounded college graduate, including those in highly technical fields, is articulated in the University’s general education philosophy statement below. The requirements suggested on the following pages apply to all associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, unless specified differently in a specific program outline.

Herzing University General Education Philosophy Statement

The purpose of the general education requirements is to ensure that every graduate of Herzing University acquires an essential core of an undergraduate education that establishes the foundations for living a productive life, appreciating the liberal arts, and engaging in life-long learning in a continually changing world. For this reason, these core requirements provide for breadth across technical and non-technical courses, which include communications, humanities, mathematics, science and social and behavioral sciences. A graduate of Herzing University is expected to be able to apply analytical skills appropriate for a university-educated person and to be able to investigate issues that arise while living in a culturally diverse society.

General Education Requirements for Associate’s Degrees

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the general education requirements, students should be able to:

  1. Express themselves in a coherent way both personally and professionally
  2. Incorporate research and synthesis skills into their personal and professional practice
  3. Manipulate appropriate technology for papers, projects, research, and reports
  4. Apply analytical skills to solve problems
  5. Analyze the implications of diversity in society

Students enrolled in associate’s degree programs must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities*

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science*

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

*The number of semester credit areas in the areas of humanities and science may vary depending on specific programmatic requirements. See the individual program outlines for these specific requirements.  

Herzing University Courses for Meeting Associate’s Degree

Program General Education Requirements

The Herzing University courses listed below meet the requirements in each of the general education categories. Courses transferred from other accredited colleges may also be used to meet these requirements.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

Herzing courses:

EN 104 English Composition I 3.00 semester credit hours  

EN 111 Information Literacy 3.00 semester credit hours.  

EN 116 Speech 3.00 semester credit hours  

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

Herzing courses:

HU 140 Cultural Diversity 3.00 semester credit hours.  

HU 240 Introduction to Humanities 3.00 semester credit hours.  

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

Herzing courses:

MA 109 College Algebra 3.00 semester credit hours  

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science*

Herzing courses:

SC 270 Environmental Literacy 3.00 semester credit hours.  

*This requirement can also be met through the individual programmatic science course requirements.

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Behavioral Sciences

Herzing courses:

PS 101 Psychology 3.00 semester credit hours  

General Education Requirements for Bachelors’ Degrees

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the general education requirements, students should be able to:

  1. Express themselves in a coherent way both personally and professionally
  2. Incorporate research and synthesis skills into their personal and professional practice
  3. Manipulate appropriate technology for papers, projects, research, and reports
  4. Apply analytical skills to solve problems
  5. Analyze the implications of diversity in society

Students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines.

12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Herzing University Courses for Meeting Bachelor’s Degree

Program General Education Requirements

The Herzing University courses listed below meet the requirements in each of the general education categories. Courses transferred from other accredited colleges may also be used to meet these requirements.

12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

Herzing courses:

EN 104 English Composition I 3.00 semester credit hours  

EN 111 Information Literacy 3.00 semester credit hours.  

EN 116 Speech 3.00 semester credit hours  

EN 304 English Composition II 3.00 semester credit hours.  

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

Herzing courses:

HU 140 Cultural Diversity 3.00 semester credit hours.  

HU 240 Introduction to Humanities 3.00 semester credit hours.  

HU 340 Humanities and Contemporary Popular Culture 3.00 semester credit hours  

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

Herzing courses:

MA 109 College Algebra 3.00 semester credit hours  

MA 320 Statistics 3.00 semester credit hours  

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science*

Herzing courses:

SC 270 Environmental Literacy 3.00 semester credit hours.  

*This requirement can also be met through the individual programmatic science course requirements.

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Behavioral Sciences

Herzing courses:

PS 101 Psychology 3.00 semester credit hours  

SS 350 Social Issues and Technology 3.00 semester credit hours  

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