Education Core Options

Some programs may require one or more of the Core Options categories listed (separated by degree: A.A., A.A.S., and A.S.). Refer to the 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.

Category Options to Fulfill Category
Oral Communication SP 151, SP 185, or SP 251
Category Options to Fulfill Category
Computer/Technology BUSN 121*, BUSN 123*, BUSN 130*, CULN 271, ICS 101 or higher
Cultural Environment ANTH 200, ANTH 220, BOT 105, CULN 130, HOST 101, SP 185, 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
Oral Communication CULN 160, SP 151, SP 185, SP 231, SP 251
Social Environment BUS 120, ECED 105, ECED 131, ECED 140, ECED 245, HOST 100, HPER 195, MGT 122, PHIL 101, any Social Science course, or
any DS designation
Thinking, Reasoning/Mathematics ACC 124, ACC 201, BUSN 188, ICS 111, MATH 100 or higher, or any FQ/FS designation
Written Communication BUSN 179, ENG 100, ENG 104 or higher, JOUR 205*, LING 102, any WI course, or any FW designation
*Inactive courses  
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