State-Specific Curricular Requirements

If you reside in a state listed below, please consult with your Education Advisor for details regarding methods of fulfilling the curricular requirements specific to your state.

When state-specific curricular requirements are not fulfilled by the courses prescribed in your program of study, you, in consultation with your Education Advisor, must select appropriate courses in place of open electives.

Florida

Associate of Science Degrees

Degrees must be composed of at least 22.5 quarter credit hours of general education courses.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Degrees must be composed of at least 45 quarter credit hours of general education courses.

General education courses include English, history, philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, sociology, foreign languages, humanities, math, chemistry, biology, and psychology.

Indiana

Associate of Science Degrees

Fifty percent of the program must be composed of specialty/major courses and thirty-five percent of the remaining courses must be general education courses.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Seventy-five percent of the program must be composed of specialty/major courses.

Maryland

If you are enrolled in one of the following programs through the Hagerstown campus, you are required to take additional general education courses to meet state minimum requirements for general education in both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. Associate’s degrees must include at least 30 quarter credit hours of general education courses and bachelor’s degrees must include at least 60 quarter credit hours.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services
  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

General education courses must include at least one course from each of the following areas:

  • Arts and humanities
  • English composition
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Biological and physical sciences

Minnesota

Effective for all students enrolling on/after May 13, 2015, all residents of Minnesota must fulfill the following requirements:

Associate of Science Degrees

Degrees must be composed of at least 45 quarter credit hours of general education courses. General education courses include communication, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. A minimum of 6 quarter credits must be completed in each category.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Degrees must be composed of at least 30 quarter credit hours of general education courses, where at least 3 quarter credits must be completed in communication, natural sciences/mathematics, humanities, and social sciences. Degrees must also comprise at least 45 quarter credit hours of technical/major courses.

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Degrees must be composed of at least 45 quarter credit hours of general education courses, where at least 6 quarter credits must be completed in communication, natural sciences/mathematics, humanities, and social sciences. Degrees must also comprise at least 45 quarter credit hours of technical/major courses. Additionally, at least 54 quarter hours must be taken at the upper-division level.