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University-wide General Education Approved Courses

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have approved a University-wide education curriculum for the University of Oklahoma. The required 40 hours of University-wide General Education curriculum can be summarized as follows:

Core Area I. Symbolic and Oral Communication

3-5 courses

  • English Composition
    English 1113 and 1213 or EXPO 1213**
  • Foreign Language
    Two courses in the same language, which can be satisfied by successfully completing two years in the same foreign language in high school
  • Mathematics
    One course
  • Other
    For example, communication, logic or public speaking
    Note: Courses in this area may not be used to meet the minimum hourly requirement for Core Area I, but may be used to meet the 40 hour total general education requirement.

Core Area II. Natural Science

At least two courses, which must be from different disciplines. At least one course must include a laboratory component, denoted by [L].**

Core Area III. Social Science

two courses, one of which is Political Science 1113**

Core Area IV. Humanities

four courses

  • Understanding Artistic Forms
    one course
  • Western Civilization and Culture
    two courses, one of which is History 1483 or History 1493**
  • Non-Western Culture
    one course

Core Area V. Senior Capstone Experience

one course

IN ADDITION TO THE SENIOR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE, STUDENTS MUST TAKE AT LEAST ONE UPPER-DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION APPROVED COURSE OUTSIDE THE STUDENT’S MAJOR.

 

** OKLAHOMA STATE REGENT’S REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF SIX HOURS IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING THREE AREAS: ENGLISH COMPOSITION, SCIENCE, US HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE.

NOTE: Many Colleges and Departments have additional requirements and/or specify particular general education courses. Students should consult with their college advisers in order to most effectively meet all general education requirements.