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General Education Requirements

All degree programs at UAH require a General Education Requirement (GER) component. The GER enables students to develop knowledge and skills that are useful and important for all educated persons, regardless of their jobs or professions. GER includes course work in four broad categories: composition, the humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and physical sciences. Successful completion of these courses broadens intellectual awareness and enhances the development of cultural literacy and analytical thinking. GER requirements vary by college, but general education courses account for a little over one third of the minimum total degree requirements. This page provides a concise description of the GER requirements by discipline.

College of Business Administration

College of Liberal Arts

College of Science

College of Engineering

College of Nursing

Approved Courses

 


College of Business Administration (Total: 38 hours)

Area 1
(6 hours) 

EH (101 or 101S) & 102

or

EH 105 (Honors students only) 

3-6 hours

COMP

 

Area 2
(12 hours)  

Literature Sequence

6 hours

LIT

 

Fine Arts

3 hours

FA

 

Humanities

3 hours

HUM

 

Area 3
(14-15 hours) 

Mathematics (107-115) 

3 hours

MATH

grade of C or better

Mathematics (120 or 171)

3-4 hours

MATH

 

Lab Sciences

8 hours

NS

 

Area 4
(6 hours) 

History 

3 hours 

HIST 

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 hours

SBS

ECN (142 & 143) in CORE 

Area 5

 

 

 

 

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College of Engineering (Total: 54-68 hours)

Area 1
(6 hours) 

EH (101 or 101S) & 102

or

EH 105 (Honors students only) 

3-6 hours

COMP

 

Area 2
(9 hours)  

Literature

3 hours

LIT

Sequence Required: Literature, History, Humanities/Fine Arts, History, or 
Social and Behavioral Sciences   

Fine Arts

3 hours

FA

Humanities/Fine Arts

3 hours

HUM

Area 3
(30-44 hours)  

Mathematics

15-18 hours

MATH

Varies per major, consult your advisor 

Natural/lab Sciences 

12-29 hours

NS

Varies per major, consult your advisor 

Area 4
(9 hours) 

History 

3 hours 

HIST 

Sequence Required: Literature, History, Humanities/Fine Arts, History, or 
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 hours

SBS

History/Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 hours

HIST/SBS

Area 5

 

 

 

 

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College of Liberal Arts


Native (Total: 56 hours)

(Native- A student who has completed all coursework at UAH; AP, IB, CLEP, and
 Dual Enrolled courses will be treated as UAH coursework)

Area 1
(6 hours) 

EH (101 or 101S) & 102

or

EH 105 (Honors students only) 

3-6 hours

COMP

 

Area 2
(21 hours)  

Literature Sequence

6 hours

LIT

Hours may vary per major, 
consult advisor    

Fine Arts

3 hours

FA

Foreign Language Sequence

6 hours

HUM

Humanities/ Fine Arts

6 hours

HUM/FA

Area 3
(11 hours)

Mathematics

3 hours

MATH

Elementary Education
majors, consult advisor  

Natural Sciences

8 hours

NS

Area 4
(18 hours) 

History Sequence

6 hours 

HIST 

Hours may vary per major,
consult advisor

Social & Behavioral Sciences

12 hours

SBS

Area 5

 

 

 

 

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Transfer (Total: 64 hours)

Area 1
(6 hours) 

EH (101 or 101S) & 102

or

EH 105 (Honors students only) 

3-6 hours

COMP

 

Area 2
(12 hours)  

Literature

3 hours

LIT

Sequence Required:
Literature or History

Hours may vary per major, 
consult advisor 

Fine Arts

3 hours

FA

Humanities/Fine Arts

3 hours

HUM/FA

Literature/Humanities/ Fine Arts

3 hours

LIT/HUM/FA

Area 3
(11 hours)

Mathematics

3 hours

MATH

Elementary Education
majors, consult advisor  

Natural Sciences

8 hours

NS

Area 4
(12 hours) 

History

3 hours 

HIST 

Sequence Required
Literature or History

Hours may vary per major, 
consult advisor  

Social & Behavioral Sciences

6 hours

SBS

History/Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 hours

HIST/SBS

Area 5
(23 hours) 

From Area 2 and/or Area 4

-Only CM, EH, HY, PHL, PY, & SOC
majors may use courses from
Area 3, hours vary

23 hours 

 

Hours may vary per major,
consult advisor 

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College of Nursing (Total: 59-60 hours)

Area 1
(6 hours) 

EH (101 or 101S) & 102

or

EH 105 (Honors students only) 

3-6 hours

COMP

 

Area 2
(12 hours)  

Literature

3 hours

LIT

Sequence Required:
Literature or History 

Fine Arts

3 hours

FA

Humanities

3 hours

HUM

Literature/Humanities/ Fine Arts

3 hours

LIT/HUM/FA

Area 3
(11 hours)

Mathematics

3 hours

MATH

 

BYS (119 or 120) 

4 hours

NS

CH (101/105 or 121/125)

4 hours

NS

Area 4
(12 hours) 

History

3 hours 

HIST 

Sequence Required:
Literature or History  

Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 hours

SBS

History/Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 hours

HIST/SBS

PY 101

3 hours

SBS

Area 5
(18-19 hours) 

BYS 214

4 hours 

 

 

BYS (215 or 313) and BYS (216 or 314)

8 hours

 

PY 201

3 hours

SBS

PY (300/L), SOC 303, or MSC 287

3-4 hours

 

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College of Science (Total: 51-55 hours)

Area 1
(6 hours) 

EH (101 or 101S) & 102

or

EH 105 (Honors students only) 

3-6 hours

COMP

 

Area 2
(12 hours)  

Literature

3 hours

LIT

Sequence Required:
Literature or History

Fine Arts

3 hours

FA

Literature/Humanities/ Fine Arts

3 hours

LIT/HUM/FA

CM 113

3 hours

SPCH

Area 3
(11 hours)

MA 171

4 hours

MATH

NS- approved course(s) 
may vary per 
major, consult advisor  

Natural/lab Sciences

8 hours

NS

Area 4
(12 hours) 

History

3 hours 

HIST 

Sequence Required
Literature or History

Social & Behavioral Sciences

6 hours

SBS

History/Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 hours

HIST/SBS

Area 5
(9-13 hours) 

Technical Writing 

3 hours 

 

 

Computer Science

3-6 hours

Hours may vary per major,
consult advisor 

Science/Engineering

3-4 hours

Approved course(s) 
may vary per 
major, consult advisor

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 Approved Courses 

Area UAH
Subject 
UAH
Course 
Semester
Hours 
Lab  Category  Comments 
EH  101 or 101S  3-4  Composition (COMP) 
EH  102  Composition (COMP) 
EH 105  Composition-Honors (COMP & HON) 
ARH  100  Fine Arts (FA)
ARH 101  Fine Arts (FA)
ARH 103  Fine Arts (FA)
2 ARS 160 3 Fine Arts (FA) From UAH only
CM  113  Humanities-Speech (HUM & SPCH) 
CM  122  Fine Arts (FA)
EH 207 Literature/Humanities (LIT & HUM) Effective Fall 2013 
EH 208  Literature/Humanities (LIT & HUM) Effective Fall 2013 
EH  209  Literature/Humanities-Honors (LIT, HUM, & HON) Effective Fall 2013 
EH  210  Literature/Humanities-Honors (LIT, HUM, & HON) Effective Fall 2013 
FL  101  Humanities (HUM)
FL  102  Humanities (HUM)
FL  201  Humanities (HUM)
FL  202  Humanities (HUM)
2 FL 204 3 Humanities (HUM) added 2/6/14
MU  100  Fine Arts (FA) 
PHL  101  Humanities (HUM)
PHL  150 Humanities (HUM)
2 PHL 201 3 Humanities (HUM)
2 PHL 202 3 Humanities (HUM)
2 WS 200 3 Humanities (HUM)
AST  106  Natural Sciences (NS) 
AST  107  Natural Sciences (NS)
BYS  119  Natural Sciences (NS) 
BYS  120  Natural Sciences (NS) 
CH  101/105  Natural Sciences (NS) 
CH  121/125  Natural Sciences (NS) 
CH  123/126  Natural Sciences (NS) 
CH  201  Natural Sciences (NS) 
ESS  102 or 103  Natural Sciences (NS) Effective Fall 2013 
MA  107  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  110  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  112  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  113  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  115  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  120  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  171  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  172  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  201  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  238  Mathematics (MATH) 
MA  244  Mathematics (MATH) 
PH  100  Natural Sciences (NS) 
PH  101  Natural Sciences (NS) 
PH  102  Natural Sciences (NS) 
PH  111/114  Natural Sciences (NS) 
PH  112/115  Natural Sciences (NS) 
PH  113/116  Natural Sciences (NS) 
ECN  142  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
ECN  143  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS)
GY  105  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
GY  110  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
GS  200  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
HY  101  History (HIST) 
HY  102  History (HIST) 
HY  103  History (HIST) 
HY  104  History (HIST) 
PSC  101  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
PSC  102  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
PSC  260  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
PY  101  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
PY  201  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
SOC  100  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
SOC  105  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 
WS  200  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) 

Updated 2/6/14

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