Course Distribution Requirements
To complete either general studies degree, you must complete course work in three learning areas: arts and humanities, science and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. To fulfill the requirements, you may choose from a variety of subject fields within each learning area. These subject fields are described below. You also complete additional hours of elective credits.
Area A: Arts and Humanities
Arts and humanities courses provide knowledge and interpretive frameworks through which you may reflect on the complexity of human history, assess the difficulties of determining moral values, appreciate the range and value of human emotion and thought, and be sensitive to the varieties of aesthetic expression.
Area B: Science and Mathematics
Science and mathematics courses give you an appreciation of the physical and biological environment, introduce the discipline of systematic inquiry, provide insight into experimental methods and results, and illustrate the role and methods of the mathematical sciences.
Area C: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social and behavioral sciences courses give you the means to analyze and understand the social institutions in which you live, as well as the behavior of individuals as they relate to one another and the world.
Courses completed in professional schools are counted in Area E as general electives.
Professional schools include:
|Allied Health (AHLT)
Business (BUS, BUSE))
Continuing Studies (SCS)
Dentistry (DAED, DAST, DHYG)
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Labor Studies (LSTU)
Library & Information Science (ILS, SLIS)
Mass Communications (MASS)
|Military Science (MIL)
Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Purdue School of Technology
(CGT, CNIT, ECET, IET, MET, MFET)
Purdue School of Supervision (OLS)
Social Work (SWK)
Please note: You are allowed a maximum of 30 credits in any single professional school.
|*Certain courses offered by the Herron School of Art and the School of Music may be used in Area A: Arts and Humanities. Check these options with your General Studies advisor.|