College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Students must earn at least 15 s.h. in humanities and social sciences courses chosen from approved departments and programs. The 15 s.h must be acquired by doing the following:

  1. At least 3 s.h. must be earned in courses that the College of Engineering has designated as approved humanities departments
  2. At least 3 s.h. must be earned in courses that the College of Engineering has designated as social sciences departments
  3. Students must earn at least 6 s.h. of general education credit in courses taken in the same department

Individual B.S.E. programs may require further depth in an area and may include general education requirements in a student’s elective focus area.

*Note: Industrial Engineering students must take a psychology course as part of their GEC.

Approved Humanities Departments

African American World Studies (AFAM)

**German (GRMN)

Aging Studies (ASP)

Global Health Studies (GHS)

American Indian and Native Studies Program (AINS)

History (HIST)

American Studies Program (AMST)

International Studies (IS)

**American Sign Language (ASLE; ASL)

**Italian (ITAL)

Art History (ARTH)

**Japanese (JPNS)

**Asian Languages and Literature (ASIA; CHIN; SOAS)

Latin American Studies Program (LAS)

Cinema (CINE)

**Latin (CLSL)

Classics (CLSA; CLSG)

****Leisure Studies (LEIS)

Communication Studies (COMM)

*Music (MUS)

Comparative Literature (CL)

Philosophy (PHIL)

Creative Writing (CW)

**Portuguese (PORT)

Creative Nonfiction Writing (CNW)

Religious Studies (RELS)

English (ENGL)

**Russian (SLAV)

**French (FREN)

**Spanish (SPAN)


***Theatre Arts (THTR)


* Music lessons (including band, jazz , etc), recitals and MUS:1100; 1201; 1202; 1203; 1204;  are NOT acceptable Humanities and WILL NOT count toward your degree. 

**Foreign Language courses must be second year/intermediate level or higher to be applied toward requirement

*** ONLY the following Theatre courses ARE Acceptable GEC courses: THTR:1010, 1400, 1401, 3287; 2410; 3421; 3440

**** The following Leisure Studies (LEIS) courses DO NOT  count toward GEC: LEIS:3148

Approved Social Science Departments

**Aerospace Military Studies (AERO)

Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC)

Anthropology (ANTH)

Political Science (POLI)

**Business Administration

Psychology (PSY)

*Chemical Engineering Energy and Society (CBE:030)

Social Work (SSW)

Economics (ECON)

Sociology (SOC)

Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWSS)

**** Sport Studies (SPST) 

Geography (GEOG)

Urban and Regional Planning (URP) 


* Chemical Engineering Energy and Society is a seminar.

** Business:  ONLY MGMT:2000, MGMT:2100 and MKTG:3000 WILL apply toward your engineering degree requirements

**** Sport Studies: ONLY the following courses will apply toward your degree: SPST:1074;2077; 2050;  2078; 2079; 2081; 2084;  3175; 3176; 3177; 3178; 3179; 3180; 3181 

*** Aerospace Military Studies ONLY AERO:3100; 3200; 4100; 4200 courses will be applied toward your degree  

Minors Offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Engineering students may also resister for Guided Independent Study (GIS) courses to fulfill GEC.