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General Education Requirements

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Rosemont College is a community of lifelong learners dedicated to academic excellence and fostering joy in the pursuit of knowledge. We seek to develop in all members of the community open and critical minds, the ability to make reasoned moral decisions, and a sense of responsibility to serve others in our global society.

Our General Education curriculum provides a core foundation of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills useful to all undergraduate students within the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Course subjects strive to expand your cultural and global awareness, preparing you to make well-reasoned judgments both inside and outside of your academic discipline.

In addition to fostering a diverse intellectual learning experience, our broad curriculum allows you to seamlessly transfer credits in lieu of most General Education requirements, including credits earned from successful Prior Learning Assessment portfolios (PLA), CLEP and DANTES, and the American Council on Education (ACE). Students should consult with their academic advisor about maximizing credits for transfer credits.

Our Associate’s degree programs require 33 credits of General Education courses and the Bachelor’s degree programs require 42 credits of General Education courses.

Associate's Degree Program Requirements

Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are required to complete credits in the following content areas:

  • Academic Success Strategies (3 credits)
  • College Writing (6 credits)
    • ENG 0160 College Writing I (3 credits)
    • ENG 0170 College Writing II (3 credits)
  • Arts, Creative Expression, Literature, or Language, (3 credits)
  • Communication (3 credits)
  • Global Awareness (3 credits)
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking (3 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • Religious Studies or Ethics (3 credits)
  • Social Science (3 credits)
  • Science & Sustainability (3 credits)

Bachelor's Degree Program Requirements

Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree are required to complete the following:

  • Academic Success Strategies (3 credits) *
  • College Writing (6 credits)
    • ENG 0160 College Writing I (3 credits)
    • ENG 0170 College Writing II (3 credits)
  • Arts, Creative Expression, Literature, or Language (3 credits)
  • Communication (3 credits)
  • Global Awareness (3 credits)
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
  • Multiculturalism/Gender
  • Religious Studies or Ethics (3 credits)
  • Social Science (6 credits)
  • Science & Sustainability (3 Credits)

(**ransfer students may substitute with any elective course within the General Education curriculum.)

Couses That Fulfill General Education Requirements

  • ADS 0100 Academic Success Strategies
  • CRJ 0125 Learning and Success Strategies for the CJ Professional
  • ENG 0160 College Writing I
  • ENG 0170 College Writing II
  • AFS 0220 The New Jim Crow
  •  ART 0200 Understanding Art & Design
  • ART 0225 Website Design
  • ART 0235 Hands on Art and Imagery
  • ART 0250 Cell Phone Photography
  • MUS 0220 Music Appreciation
  • COM 0210 Speech Communication
  • COM 0285 Communications: Theories and Strategies
  • COM 0400 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 0410 Critical Thinking and Writing
  • COM 0418 Organizational Communication
  • COM 0485 Positional Bargaining
  • CRJ 0305 Police Techniques: Interviewing and Interrogation
  • COM 0418 Organizational Communication
  • AFS 0100 Introduction to Africana Studies
  • AFS 0110 We Were Kings and Queens
  • AFS 0150 The Atlantic Slave Trade
  • AFS 0200 The Black Experience
  • AFS 0210 Black Contributions to the Development of the United States
  • AFS 0220 The New Jim Crow
  • AFS 0250 Social Responsibility in Eliminating Systemic Racism
  • AFS 0300 Special Topics in Africana Studies
  •  BUS 0451 Diversity in the Workplace
  •  BUS 0456 Building & Managing a Diverse Workplace
  • BUS 0458 International Business Law
  • BUS 0470 Global Seminar
  •  BUS 0475 International Economics
  • CRJ 0215 Diversity & the Law
  •  CRJ 0280 Understanding Terrorism
  •  ECO 0320 Principles of Marco-Economics
  • HUM 0225 Immigration: Current Issues
  •  PSY 3040 Cultural Psychology
  • PSY 4010 International Psychology
  • RST 0227 What is Buddhism?
  • BUS 0200 Personal Finance
  • BUS 0215 Principles of Budget and Finance
  • BUS 0305 Introduction to Finance
  • BUS 0430 Corporate Financial Policies
  • COM 0410 Critical Thinking and Writing
  • COM 0485 Positional Bargaining
  • CRJ 0260 Criminal Investigations
  • CRJ 0315 Principles of Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness
  • CRJ 0310 Statistical Analysis & CJS
  • CRJ 0415 Command & Control
  • FIN 0320 Investment Analysis
  • LDS 0360 Leadership Decision Process
  • PHI R250 Intro to Philosophy
  • PHI 0380 Philosophy of Straight Thinking
  • PSY 2001 Statistical Methods for Behavioral Sciences
  • AFS 0100 Introduction to Africana Studies
  • AFS 0110 We Were Kings and Queens
  • AFS 0150 The Atlantic Slave Trade
  • AFS 0200 The Black Experience
  • AFS 0210 Black Contributions to the Development of the United States
  • AFS 0220 The New Jim Crow
  • AFS 0250 Social Responsibility in Eliminating Systemic Racism
  • AFS 0300 Special Topics in Africana Studies
  •  BUS 0470 Global Seminar
  •  COM 0400 Intercultural Communications
  •  CRJ 0340 Forensic Anthropology
  • CRJ 0405 Principles of Effective Supervision/Leadership
  • HIS 0299 History of the Middle East: Islam
  • HUM 0220 Cultural Critique through Film
  • HUM 0225 Immigration: Current Issues
  • LDS 0300 Foundations of Leadership
  • MUS 0220 Music Appreciation
  • PHI 0380 Philosophy of Straight Thinking
  •  PHI R250 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHI R360 Ethics
  • PSC 0390 Religion & Politics
  • RST 0335 Religion & Social Change
  • AFS 0100 Introduction to Africana Studies
  • AFS 0110 We Were Kings and Queens
  • AFS 0150 The Atlantic Slave Trade
  • AFS 0200 The Black Experience
  • AFS 0210 Black Contributions to the Development of the United States
  • AFS 0220 The New Jim Crow
  • AFS 0250 Social Responsibility in Eliminating Systemic Racism
  • AFS 0300 Special Topics in Africana Studies
  •  BUS 0451 Diversity in the Workplace
  •  BUS 0456 Building & Managing a Diverse Workplace
  • BUS 0470 Global Seminar
  • CRJ 0215 Diversity & the Law
  • CRJ 0290 Women & Criminal Justice
  •  HUM 0220 Cultural Critique through Film
  • HUM 0225 Immigration: Current Issues
  • LDS 0340 Multicultural Issues in Leadership
  •  PSY 3040 Cultural Psychology
  • PSY 4005 Psychology of Gender
  •  PSY 3040 Cultural Psychology
  • RST 0227 What is Buddhism?
  • RST 0228 What is Judaism?
  •  RST 0229 What is Islam?
  •  RST 0246 Interreligious Dialogue
  •  RST 0335 Religion & Social Change
  • AFS 0250 Social Responsibility in Eliminating Systemic Racism
  • BUS 0495 Ethical Decision Making in Business
  • HIS 0299 History of the Middle East: Islam
  • PHI R360 Ethics
  • PSC 0390 Religion & Politics
  • RST 0222 Religion in America
  • RST 0225 Catholic Religious Thinking
  • RST 0227 What is Buddhism?
  • RST 0228 What is Judaism?
  • RST 0229 What is Islam?
  • RST 0246 Interreligious Dialogue
  • RST 0335 Religion & Social Change
  • CRJ 0220 Juvenile Delinquency
  •  CRJ 0230 Drugs, Crimes, and Society
  • CRJ 0245 Criminology
  •  CRJ 0250 Sexual Offenses, Offenders, and Victims
  •  CRJ 0300 Sociology of Law and Violence
  • CRJ 0355 Victimology
  • CRJ 0499 Abnormal Psychology
  •  CRJ 0340 Forensic Anthropology
  •  PSC 0390 Religion & Politics
  • PSY 1001 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 2010 Developmental Psychology
  • SOC 0225 Introduction to Sociology
  • CRJ 0360 Criminalistics: CSI
  • CRJ 0440 Energetic Materials/ WMD
  • SUS 0230 Introduction to Sustainability
  • SUS 0240 The Diversity of Life
  • SUS 0250 Environment and Society
  • SUS 0260 Green Business
  • SUS 0270 Urban Ecology

Course substitutions may be made by Program Directors or the SGPS Dean for other courses that closely align with the general education requirements as deemed appropriate upon submission of the appropriate course substitution form to the Office of the Registrar. Students who began their academic studies before this revised curriculum may continue with the previous general education curriculum or may opt to pursue the revised general education curriculum in their plan of study.