General Education Curriculum


Tuskegee University has identified eight (8) general education competencies in which Tuskegee University undergraduate students must gain proficiency during their first two years of study.  These general education competencies provide students with a high quality experience in the liberal arts as well as breadth and depth of the total undergraduate educational experience.

Tuskegee University's General Education Competencies, are as listed:

  1. Communication (Oral and Written)
  2. Creative Expression
  3. Historical Analysis and Understanding
  4. Political, Social, and Cultural Understanding
  5. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning
  6. Scientific Skills and Knowledge
  7. Computational, Informational, and Technological Skills
  8. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Courses for the eight general education competencies are organized into three categories:

  • Humanities/Fine Arts (Competencies 1-2, 8)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (Competencies 3-4, 8)
  • Natural Sciences/Mathematics (Competencies 5-8)

The course requirements for the general education curriculum which allow the core competencies to be achieved are as follows:

Humanities/Fine Arts    14 credit hours

ENGL 101      3 credit hours}—required of all students—must obtain a grade of “C” or better

ENGL 102      3 credit hours}—required of all students—must obtain a grade of “C” or better

At least two credit hours selected from the following courses: FPAR 101, FPAR 110, FPAR 203, FPAR 204, MUSC 102, MUSC 103, MUSC 110, MUSC, 111, MUSC 112, MUSC 113, MUSC 208, MUSC 304, MUSC 305

Three credit hours selected from the following courses: ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 203, ENGL 204, ENGL 205, ENGL 206, ENGL 207, ENGL 208, ENGL 220, ENGL 301, ENGL 302, ENGL 327,

ENGL 330, ENGL 331

Three credit hours selected from the following courses: PHIL 201, PHIL 203, PHIL 204, PHIL 205, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 237, PHIL 347, PHIL 348, and other philosophy/ethics courses as approved by Department Head and Dean

Social/Behavioral Sciences    12 hours

Six credit hours selected from the following courses: HIST 103, HIST 104, HIST 210, HIST 211 and other history courses as approved by Department Head and Dean

Six credit hours selected from the following courses: POLS 200, POLS 201, SOCI 240, SOCI 241, PSYC 270, PSYC 272, PSYC 273, ECON 201, ECON 202, ECON 203, ECON 204

Natural Sciences/Mathematics     13 hours

Four credit hours selected from the following courses: MATH 107, MATH 108, MATH 110, MATH 207, MATH 208, MATH 209, MATH 227 (must obtain a grade of “C” or better if course will be used as a prerequisite for a higher level Mathematics course)

Three credit hours selected from the following courses: CSCI 100, CSCI 150, CSCI 205, CSCI 229, or other course approved by department/college

Six credit hours selected from the following courses: BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 120, BIOL 121, BIOL 140, BIOL 141, BIOL 230, BIOL 231, CHEM 200, CHEM 221, CHEM 222, CHEM 231, CHEM 233, CHEM 232, CHEM 234, PHYS 210, PHYS 211, PHYS 301, PHYS 303,  PHYS 302, PHYS 304, PHYS 305/307, PHYS 306/308 (FOR ARCHITECTURE/CSMT), PHYS 310, PHYS 313, PHYS 311, PHYS 314

Gen Ed Competency Mission Element Courses
Communication Skills

Provide a high quality experience in the liberal arts

ENGL 101
ENGL 102
ENGL 201
ENGL 202
ENGL 203
ENGL 204
ENGL 220
ENGL 327

Understanding and Appreciation of the Humanities
and Creative Expression
Provide a high quality experience in the liberal arts
Develop applications of knowledge to help resolve
problems of modern society

FPAR 101
FPAR 110
FPAR 203
FPAR 204
MUSC 102
MUSC 103
MUSC 110
MUSC 111
MUSC 112
MUSC 113
MUSC 208
MUSC 304
MUSC 305
ENGL 205
ENGL 206
ENGL 207
ENGL 208
ENGL 301
ENGL 302
ENGL 330
ENGL 331
PHIL 201
PHIL 203
PHIL 204
PHIL 205
PHIL 211
PHIL 212
PHIL 237
PHIL 347
PHIL 348

Historical Analysis and Understanding Provide a high quality experience in the liberal arts
Develop applications of knowledge to help resolve
problems of modern society

HIST 103
HIST 104
HIST 210
HIST 211

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning Provide a high quality experience in the liberal arts
Develop applications of knowledge to help resolve
problems of modern society

MATH 107
MATH 108
MATH 110
MATH 207
MATH 208
MATH 209
MATH 227

Political, Social, and Cultural Understanding Provide a high quality experience in the liberal arts
Develop applications of knowledge to help resolve
problems of modern society

POLS 200
POLS 201
SOCI 240
SOCI 241
PSYC 270
PSYC 272
PSYC 273
ECON 201
ECON 202
ECON 203
ECON 204

Scientific Knowledge and Skills Provide a high quality experience in the liberal arts
Develop applications of knowledge to help resolve
problems of modern society
BIOL 111
BIOL 112
BIOL 120/121
BIOL 140/141
BIOL 230/231
CHEM 200
CHEM 221/223
CHEM 222/224
CHEM 231/233
CHEM 232/234
PHYS 210
PHYS 211
PHYS 301/303
PHYS 302/304
PHYS 305/307
PHYS 306/308
PHYS 310/313
​PHYS 311/314 
Computational, Informational, and Technological Skills Provide a high quality experience in the liberal arts
Develop applications of knowledge to help resolve
problems of modern society

CSCI 100
CSCI 110
CSCI 150
CSCI 205
​CSCI 229
 
Critical Analysis/Problem Solving Skills Provide a high quality experience in the liberal arts
Develop applications of knowledge to help resolve
problems of modern society
All core courses