Each major has specific requirements which are met through general studies courses. Students should review requirements in individual majors in advance in Area V before beginning general studies courses.  A maximum of 60 hours of transfer credit from the two-year college level may be applied to any degree program.

In course listings below, UA courses are listed first in bold; Alabama two-year college course equivalents are listed second

Area 1: Composition

  • Requirements include at least 6 semester hours in written composition.
  • Courses listed below may be applied to general studies.
    • EN 101 ENG 101
    • EN 102 ENG 102

Area 2: Literature, Humanities, and Fine Arts

  • Requirements include at least 12 semester hours with a minimum of 3 semester hours in literature, 3 semester hours in fine arts, 3 semester hours in humanities. The remaining 3 semester hours may be from literature, humanities, and/or fine arts.

Literature Course Equivalents

  • Students must complete a 6 semester hour sequence in either literature or history as a general studies requirement.
  • Courses listed below may be applied to general studies.
    • EN 205 ENG 261
    • EN 206 ENG 262
    • EN 207 ENG 271
    • EN 208 ENG 272
    • EN 209 ENG 251
    • EN 210 ENG 252 

Humanities Course Equivalents

  • All students majoring in a teaching field are required to have 3 semester hours of speech (SPH 107).
  • Courses listed below may be applied to general studies.
    • CL 222 ENG 277
    • COM 123 SPH 107
    • FR 101 FRN 101
    • FR 102 FRN 102
    • FR 201 FRN 201
    • FR 202 FRN 202
    • PHL 100 PHL 106
    • PHL 200 PHL 206
    • REL 110 REL 151
    • REL 112 REL 152
    • SP 101 SPA 101
    • SP 102 SPA 102
    • SP 201 SPA 201
    • SP 202 SPA 202

Fine Arts Course Equivalents

  • MUS 121 (MUS 101) is for non-music majors only.
  • Courses listed below may be applied to general studies.
    • ARH 151 ART 100
    • ARH 252 ART 203
    • ARH 253 ART 204
    • MUS 121 MUS 101
    • TH 114 THR 120 or THR 126

Area 3: Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least 3 semester hours in mathematics at the finite level or higher and at least 8 semester hours in the natural sciences which must include laboratory experiences.
  • Students majoring in elementary education/special education/multiple abilities program are required to have additional hours in mathematics and science (see Area V majors).

Natural Science Course Equivalents

  • *BSC 108 and BSC 109 are not applicable to the general science major.
    • AY 101/102 AST 220 with lab
    • AY 101 AST 220
    • AY 102 AST 200 Lab
    • BSC 108 BIO 101
    • BSC 109 BIO 102
    • BSC 114/115 (lab) BIO 103
    • BSC 116/117 (lab) BIO 104
    • CH 101 CHM 111
    • CH 102 CHM 112
    • GEO 101 GLY 101
    • GEO 102 GLY 102
    • GY 101 GEO 101
    • GY 102 GEO 102
    • PH 101 PHY 201
    • AGS N PHY 111
    • AGS N PHY 112
    • PH 115 PHY 120

Mathematics Course Equivalents

  • MATH 100 MTH 100 may not be used to fulfill general studies requirement of 3 hours of mathematics.
  • Students will not receive degree credit for both MATH 121 and MATH 125.
  • Students will not receive degree credit for both MATH 112/113 and MATH 115.
  • Students will not receive any credit for MATH 116.
  • Courses listed below may be applied to general studies.
    • MATH 110 MTH 110
    • MATH 112 MTH 112
    • MATH 113 MTH 113
    • MATH 115 MTH 115
    • MATH 121 MTH 120
    • MATH 125 MTH 125
    • MATH 126 MTH 126
    • MATH 227 MTH 227
    • MATH 238 MTH 238
    • MATH 257 MTH 237 

Area 4: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Requirements include at least 12 semester hours with at least 3 semester hours in history and at least 6 semester hours from the social and behavioral sciences. The remaining 3 semester hours may be from history or social and behavioral sciences.

History Course Equivalents

  • Students must complete a 6 semester hour sequence in either literature or history as a general studies requirement.
  • Courses listed below may be applied to general studies.
    • HY 101 HIS 101
    • HY 102 HIS 102
    • HY 103 HIS 201
    • HY 104 HIS 202

Social and Behavioral Sciences Course Equivalents

  • Students majoring in Social Science should refer to Area V for courses required for the major.
  • Courses listed below may be applied to general studies.
    • ANT 102 ANT 220
    • ANT 100 ANT 200
    • EC 110 ECO 232
    • EC 111 ECO 231
    • GY 105 GEO 100
    • GY 110 GEO 210
    • HD 101 PSY 210
    • PSC 101 POL 211
    • PY 101 PSY 200
    • SOC 101 SOC 200
    • SOC 202 SOC 210

Area 5: Pre-professional, Major, and Electives

  • Students should choose courses appropriate to their degree requirements and majors.
  • Courses listed below may be applied to general studies in certain programs.
  • Requirements for general studies include 8 semester hours in foreign language or 6 semester hours in computer science (beyond CS 102). Students must see each individual major regarding this requirement.
  • CS 102 CIS 102 or CIS 146 or CIS 147
    May not be used to fulfill general studies requirement of 6 hours of computer. CS 102 is a prerequisite for courses with core level computer science attributes.

    • FR 101 FRN 101
    • FR 102 FRN 102
    • SP 101 SPA 101
    • SP 102 SPA 102
    • GN 101 GRN 101
    • GN 102 GRN 102
    • CS 202 CIS 202 or CIS 203 or CIS 204
    • CS 285 CIS 286
  • Specific courses are required for various majors. Students should choose courses appropriate to general studies requirements and majors. Select a major below for additional course requirements within the major. (Note: “P” refers to “pre-school” and “K” to “kindergarten”.)

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