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Administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of the Juneteenth Independence Day.

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General Education Requirements

The General Education curriculum outlined below applies to new full-time undergraduate students enrolling in the current term. Students previously enrolled at Cumberlands full-time will complete the General Education curriculum as defined in earlier catalogs. If you are looking for a bachelor's degree in general studies, your career trajectory may benefit from this program.

INTEGRATED STUDIES COURSES

Integrated Studies courses are available in Sections I, III, IV, V, and VI of the General Education curriculum. All baccalaureate students must take at least one Integrated Studies course. If a student is transferring from a Kentucky public institution and has a transcript noted ‚ÄúGeneral Education Certified,‚ÄĚ that student will not be obligated but recommended to take at least one Integrated Studies course. Integrated Studies courses are designated with a 40X course number (ART 401, BIOL 403, etc.) and the area of the General Education curriculum.

General Education Requirements

Note: Most individual courses are worth 3 credit hours. Lab classes are worth 1 credit hour.

I. Christian Faith (6 hours including either MSMN 135 or MSMN 136)

  • MSMN 133 Church History
  • MSMN 135 Exploring the Old Testament
  • MSMN 136 Exploring the New Testament
  • MSMN 233 Introducing¬†Christian Ethics
  • MSMN 239 Exploring World Religions
  • Integrated Studies Course

II. Writing Competence (6 hours)

  • ENGL 131 English Composition¬†
  • ENGL 132 English Composition II

III. Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning (7 hours)

A. Mathematics (3 hours)

  • MATH 131 College Mathematics
  • MATH 132 College Algebra
  • MATH 136 Precalculus
  • MATH 140 Calculus I
  • MATH 240 Calculus II
  • Integrated Studies Course

B. Science (4 hours)

  • BIOL 131¬†Biology¬†and Society¬†and¬†BIOL 112¬†Biology and Society Laboratory
  • BIOL 132 Introduction to Biology (Biology Majors)
  • BIOL 133¬†Introduction to Population Biology¬†and¬†BIOL 113 Intro. to Population Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 134 Introduction to Cellular Biology¬†and BIOL 114 Intro. to Cellular Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 231 Environmental Science¬†and BIOL 116 Environmental Science Laboratory
  • CHEM 131 Intro to General Chemistry and CHEM 110 Intro to General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 132 General Chemistry I and CHEM 111 General Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 140 Chemistry of Everyday Life
  • PHYS 137 Physical Science¬†
  • PHYS 140 Astronomy
  • PHYS 241 Physics I
  • Integrated Studies Course

IV. Historical and Cultural Understanding (6 hours)

A. History (3 hours)

  • HIST 137 World Civilization to 1648
  • HIST 138 World Civilization since 1648
  • HIST 231 American History to 1877
  • HIST 232 American History Since 1877
  • Integrated Studies Course

B. Culture (3 hours)

  • BADM 136 Microeconomics
  • BADM 137¬†Macroeconomics
  • FREN 131¬†Elementary French I
  • SPAN 131¬†Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 134 Spanish for Public Service
  • POLS 131 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 233 American National Government
  • POLS 235 Introduction to International Relations
  • PSYC 131 Basic Psychology
  • Integrated Studies Course

V. Aesthetic Appreciation (6 hours representing two departments)

  • ART 131 Art Appreciation
  • ART 132 Ancient To Gothic Art
  • ART 133 Renaissance to Modern Art
  • ART 134 Drawing I
  • ENGL 330 Literary Studies
  • ENGL 331 English Literature through 1660
  • ENGL 332 English Literature 1660-1830
  • ENGL 333 English Literature since 1830
  • ENGL 334 American Literature through 1865
  • ENGL 335 American Literature since 1865
  • MUPR 108-112, 114-116, 119 Music Ensemble or Band
  • MUSC 130 Music Appreciation
  • THTR 130 Introduction to Theatre
  • Integrated Studies Course

VI. Social and Professional Awareness (6 hours representing two departments)

  • BADM 133 Introduction to Business
  • ITSS 130 Introduction to Application Software
  • EDUC 130 Technology in the P-12 Classroom
  • MUED 130 Introduction to Application Software for Music
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
  • COMM 131 Introduction to Mass Media
  • COMM 230 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • JOUR 130 Introduction to Journalism & Public Relations
  • HLTH 236 Health and Wellness
  • SOCI 131 Introduction to Sociology
  • CRJS 131 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • HSRV 131 Survey of Human Services
  • Integrated Studies Course

I. Christian Faith (3 Hours)

  • MSMN 233 Introducing¬†Christian Ethics

II. Writing Competence (6 hours)

  • ENGL 131 English Composition¬†
  • ENGL 133¬†Technical Writing

III. Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning (6 hours)

A. Mathematics (3 hours)

  • MATH 131 College Mathematics
  • MATH 132 College Algebra

B. Science (4 hours)

  • BIOL 131¬†Biology¬†and Society¬†
  • CHEM 140 Chemistry of Everyday Life
  • PHYS 137 Physical Science¬†
  • PHYS 140 Astronomy

IV. Historical and Cultural Understanding (6 hours)

A. History (3 hours)

  • HIST 137 World Civilization to 1648
  • HIST 138 World Civilization since 1648
  • HIST 231 American History to 1877
  • HIST 232 American History Since 1877

B. Culture (3 hours)

  • BADM 136 Microeconomics
  • BADM 137¬†Macroeconomics
  • FREN 131¬†Elementary French I
  • SPAN 131¬†Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 134 Spanish for Public Service
  • POLS 131 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 233 American National Government
  • POLS 235 Introduction to International Relations
  • PSYC 131 Basic Psychology

V. Aesthetic Appreciation (3 hours)

  • ART 131 Art Appreciation
  • ENGL 330 Literary Studies
  • ENGL 331 English Literature through 1660
  • ENGL 332 English Literature 1660-1830
  • ENGL 333 English Literature since 1830
  • ENGL 334 American Literature through 1865
  • ENGL 335 American Literature since 1865
  • MUSC 130 Music Appreciation
  • THTR 130 Introduction to Theatre

VI. Social and Professional Awareness (6 hours representing two departments)

  • BADM 133 Introduction to Business
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
  • COMM 230 Introduction to Public Speaking

I. Christian Faith (3 Hours)

  • MSMN 133 Church History
  • MSMN 135 Exploring the Old Testament
  • MSMN 136 Exploring the New Testament
  • MSMN 233 Introducing¬†Christian Ethics
  • MSMN 239 Exploring World Religions

II. Writing Competence (6 hours)

  • ENGL 131 English Composition¬†
  • ENGL 132 English Composition II

III. Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning (7 hours)

A. Mathematics (3 hours)

  • MATH 131 College Mathematics
  • MATH 132 College Algebra
  • MATH 136 Precalculus
  • MATH 140 Calculus I
  • MATH 240 Calculus II

B. Science (4 hours)

  • BIOL 131¬†Biology¬†and Society¬†and¬†BIOL 112¬†Biology and Society Laboratory
  • BIOL 132 Introduction to Biology (Biology Majors)
  • BIOL 133¬†Introduction to Population Biology¬†and¬†BIOL 113 Intro. to Population Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 134 Introduction to Cellular Biology¬†and BIOL 114 Intro. to Cellular Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 231 Environmental Science¬†and BIOL 116 Environmental Science Laboratory
  • CHEM 131 Intro to General Chemistry and CHEM 110 Intro to General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 132 General Chemistry I and CHEM 111 General Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 140 Chemistry of Everyday Life
  • PHYS 137 Physical Science¬†
  • PHYS 140 Astronomy
  • PHYS 241 Physics I

IV. Historical and Cultural Understanding (6 hours)

A. History (3 hours)

  • HIST 137 World Civilization to 1648
  • HIST 138 World Civilization since 1648
  • HIST 231 American History to 1877
  • HIST 232 American History Since 1877

B. Culture (3 hours)

  • BADM 136 Microeconomics
  • BADM 137¬†Macroeconomics
  • FREN 131¬†Elementary French I
  • SPAN 131¬†Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 134 Spanish for Public Service
  • POLS 131 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 233 American National Government
  • POLS 235 Introduction to International Relations
  • PSYC 131 Basic Psychology

V. Aesthetic Appreciation (3 hours)

  • ART 131 Art Appreciation
  • ART 132 Ancient To Gothic Art
  • ART 133 Renaissance to Modern Art
  • ART 134 Drawing I
  • ENGL 330 Literary Studies
  • ENGL 331 English Literature through 1660
  • ENGL 332 English Literature 1660-1830
  • ENGL 333 English Literature since 1830
  • ENGL 334 American Literature through 1865
  • ENGL 335 American Literature since 1865
  • MUPR 108-112, 114-116, 119 Music Ensemble or Band
  • MUSC 130 Music Appreciation
  • THTR 130 Introduction to Theatre

VI. Social and Professional Awareness (6 hours representing two departments)

  • BADM 133 Introduction to Business
  • ITSS 130 Introduction to Application Software
  • EDUC 130 Technology in the P-12 Classroom
  • MUED 130 Introduction to Application Software for Music
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
  • COMM 131 Introduction to Mass Media
  • COMM 230 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • JOUR 130 Introduction to Journalism & Public Relations
  • HLTH 236 Health and Wellness
  • SOCI 131 Introduction to Sociology
  • CRJS 131 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • HSRV 131 Survey of Human Services

I. Christian Faith (3 hours)

  • MSMN 233 Introducing¬†Christian Ethics

II. Writing Competence (3 hours)

  • ENGL 131 English Composition¬†
  • ENGL 133¬†Technical Writing

III. Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning (6 hours)

A. Mathematics (3 hours)

  • MATH 131 College Mathematics
  • MATH 132 College Algebra

B. Science (4 hours)

  • BIOL 131¬†Biology¬†and Society¬†
  • CHEM 140 Chemistry of Everyday Life
  • PHYS 137 Physical Science¬†
  • PHYS 140 Astronomy

IV. Historical and Cultural Understanding (3 hours)

A. History (3 hours)

  • HIST 137 World Civilization to 1648
  • HIST 138 World Civilization since 1648
  • HIST 231 American History to 1877
  • HIST 232 American History Since 1877

B. Culture (3 hours)

  • BADM 136 Microeconomics
  • BADM 137¬†Macroeconomics
  • FREN 131¬†Elementary French I
  • SPAN 131¬†Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 134 Spanish for Public Service
  • POLS 131 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 233 American National Government
  • POLS 235 Introduction to International Relations
  • PSYC 131 Basic Psychology

V. Aesthetic Appreciation (3 hours)

  • ART 131 Art Appreciation
  • ENGL 330 Literary Studies
  • ENGL 331 English Literature through 1660
  • ENGL 332 English Literature 1660-1830
  • ENGL 333 English Literature since 1830
  • ENGL 334 American Literature through 1865
  • ENGL 335 American Literature since 1865
  • MUSC 130 Music Appreciation
  • THTR 130 Introduction to Theatre

VI. Social and Professional Awareness (3 hours)

  • BADM 133 Introduction to Business
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
  • COMM 230 Introduction to Public Speaking

The Graduate School

The Graduate School provides resources to lead students from diverse educational backgrounds through ethical and practical processes with the goal of student success within graduate research.

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Study Abroad

Undergraduate students are encouraged to enhance their academic success by immersing themselves in different cultural experiences offered through studying abroad. Cumberlands offers regular study abroad programs around the world.

My experience with UC was amazing. Despite being an online student, I felt connected. The program exceeded my expectations.

Dr. Laura Bennett
Programs centered around you.

Programs centered around you.

On-campus, online, certificate and more.