General Education Requirements

Review the general education requirements with your advisee, explaining the difference between system-wide and institutional requirements. If your advisee has decided on or is seriously considering a specific major, make sure to note whether specific general education courses are required.

The information below provides a brief overview of the general education requirements; for more complete information, visit the General Education website or consult the General Education section in the DSU catalog.

Graduation requirements for baccalaureate degrees are grouped into two categories with identified goals, student learning outcomes, and a list of courses which meet designated goals in each category (See http://www.dsu.edu/academics/general-ed/ for a complete list of courses.):

System-wide General Education

Requirements.................................................30 credits

Institutional Graduation Requirements.............11 credits

Total..............................................................41 credits

System-wide General Education Requirements are intended to provide opportunities for the student to develop the breadth and depth of understanding and appreciation which characterizes the educated and responsible adult.

  • Goal 1: Written Communication
    • 6 credits
  • Goal 2: Oral Communication
    • 3 credits
  • Goal 3: Social Sciences
    • 6 credits
  • Goal 4: Arts and Humanities
    • 6 credits
  • Goal 5: Mathematics
    • 3 credits
  • Goal 6: Natural Sciences.
    • 6 credits
  • Goal 7: Information Literacy
    • 0 credits (Information Literacy exam)

Institutional Graduation Requirements are intended to provide opportunities for students to develop additional skills in academic areas related to the institution's mission.

  • Goal 1: Information Systems & Computer Technology
    • 6 credits
  • Goal 2: Written Communication
    • 3 credits
  • Goal 3: Personal Wellness & Fitness
    • 2 credits

Global Issues Requirement

students will understand global issues and how they affect the human community.

Major Area Writing Intensive Requirement

students will refine their understanding and practice of reading and writing as integral parts of researching, learning, discussing, and presenting academic materials.. Each major designated a course which would be writing intensive.. Refer to the general education website for more information.

Last Updated: 7/31/12