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The total number of credits for graduation is 120 (126 for Management/Accounting majors). All students should consult the latest UPG Bulletin for information regarding requirements for their major and course descriptions.

Competencies

ENGCMP 0010* College Composition 1
ENGCMP 0020* College Composition 2
COMMRC 0520 Public Speaking
MATH 0080* Fundamentals of Modern Math
or
MATH 0031* Algebra - depending on major 

After the completion of ENGCMP 0020, all students must complete an additional three (3) credits of English composition*. Please see your advisor for details.
*All English composition and mathematics courses used to satisfy the competency requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.


Modes of Understanding

Understanding Human Behavior
Students must select one course from among those listed as SS1 in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding American Society
Students must select one course from among those listed as SS2 in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding the Modern World
Students must select one course from among those listed as SS3 in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding the Natural World
Students must complete the two-course sequence listed as NS in the Schedule of Classes or two courses designated as NS 1. The two-course (NS) sequence is interdisciplinary and will be concerned with facets of some common, basic scientific ideas and methods in chemistry, biology, and physics. Depending on major, students may substitute two approved natural science courses for the interdisciplinary sequence.

Understanding Literary Traditions
Students must select one course from among those listed as LT in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding Artistic Traditions
Students must select one course from among those listed as AT in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding Philosophical Traditions
Students must select one course from among those listed as PT in the Schedule of Classes.

Understanding Foreign Cultures
Students must select one course from among those listed as FC in the Schedule of Classes.


Additional Requirements

    In addition to the requirements listed above, all students must complete the following:

  • Two additional courses in two separate disciplines from among those designated, SS, SS1, SS2, or SS3 located in the Schedule of Classes;
  • Two courses in two separate disciplines from among those designated HM, LT, AT, or PT.
  • Two courses designated as NS1 or NS2 in the Schedule of Classes.


Capstone Requirements

   Each senior must complete a senior project, seminar, thesis, or capstone course in his/her major.


Course Guides

   Social Science(SS)
   Human Behavior(SS1)
   Social Science(SS2)
   Modern World(SS3)
   Philisophical Traditions(PT)
   Natural Science(NS, NS1, NS2)
   Literary Traditions(LT)
   Humanities(HM)
   Foreign Cultures(FC)
   Artistic Traditions(AT)