Education Core Options

Some programs may require one or more of the Core Options or General Education categories listed (separated by degree: A.A., A.A.S. and A.S.). Refer to a program's suggested pathway to determine which categories must be fulfilled. Depending on the type of certificate or degree being pursued, the options to fulfill each category will vary.

For references to diversification (e.g., DA, DY, etc.) or foundations (e.g., FW, FQ, etc.) categories, a full list of courses that meet these categories are available on the "Diversification and Foundations Course List" page under the "Programs (Certificates and Degrees)" section of the catalog.

Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor for a comprehensive list of courses.

A.A. DEGREE CORE OPTIONS
Category Options to Fulfill Category
Oral Communication SP 151, SP 185, or SP 251
   
A.A.S. DEGREE CORE OPTIONS
Category Options to Fulfill Category
(General Skills) Communication ENG 100 or any FW designation.
Cultural Environment CULN 130; HOST 101; any Humanities course; or any DA, DH, or DL designation, including languages.
Natural Environment CULN 185; HLTH 140; ICS 101; any Natural Science course; or any DB/DP designation.
Social Environment BUS 120; HOST 100; MGT 122; any Social Science course; or any DS designation.
Thinking, Reasoning and Mathematics ACC 124, ACC 201; BUSN 188;  ICS 111; MATH 100 or higher; or any FQ/FS designation.
A.S. DEGREE CORE OPTIONS
Category Options to Fulfill Category
(General Skills) Communication ENG 100 or any FW designation
Cultural Environment Any Humanities course numbered 100 or higher or any DA, DH, or DL designation.
Mathematics MATH 100 or higher, or any FQ/FS designation.
Natural Environment Any Natural Science course numbered 100 or higher or any DB or DP designation.
(General Education) Social Environment Any Social Science course numbered 100 or higher or any DS designation.