January 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 26, 2021  
January 2021 Undergraduate Catalog

General Education


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General Education Requirements

General education is a highly valued and integral part of all associate 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 apply to all associate 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 Degrees

Program Outcomes

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

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

 

Associate degrees require a minimum of 18 semester credit hours.  Credit hours must include a minimum of one course from the following areas unless noted in the program outline:

  1. Communications (must include information literacy)
  2. Humanities (must include cultural diversity)
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science
  5. Social and Behavioral Science

 

Courses transferred from other accredited colleges may also be used to meet these requirements.

 

General Education Requirements for Bachelor’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

 

Bachelor’s degrees require a minimum of 36 semester credit hours.  Credit hours must include a minimum of one course from the following areas unless noted in the program outline:

  1. Communications (must include information literacy)
  2. Humanities (must include cultural diversity)
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science
  5. Social and Behavioral Science

 

Courses transferred from other accredited colleges may also be used to meet these requirements.

 

General Education Courses

Communications

  • EN 104 English Composition I 3.00
  • EN 111 Information Literacy 3.00
  • EN 116 Speech 3.00
  • EN 304 English Composition II 3.00

Humanities

  • HU 140 Cultural Diversity 3.00
  • HU 240 Introduction to Humanities 3.00
  • HU 340 Humanities and Contemporary Popular Culture 3.00

Mathematics

  • MA 109 College Algebra 3.00
  • MA 320 Statistics 3.00

Science*

  • SC 270 Environmental Literacy 3.00

*This requirement can also be met through the individual programmatic science course requirements which are outlined in the program outlines

 Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • PS 101 Psychology 3.00
  • SS 350 Social Issues and Technology 3.00

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