University Core: Fall 2014 - Summer 2015

Doctrinal Foundations

Book of Mormon

Complete the following two courses:

Class Title
REL A 121 The Book of Mormon (1 Nephi through Alma 29)
REL A 122 The Book of Mormon (Alma 30 through Moroni 10)

New Testament

Complete one of the following courses:

Class Title
REL A 211 New Testament (The Gospels)
REL A 212 New Testament (Acts through Revelation)
Jerusalem Center Courses
Class Title
REL A 111 New Testament Survey of the Gospels
REL A 200 New Testament Studies
REL A 310 New Testament Studies of the Gospels
REL A 311 New Testament Studies of the Gospels

Doctrine & Covenants

Complete one of the following courses:

Class Title
REL C 324 The Doctrine and Covenants (Sections 1-76)
REL C 325 The Doctrine and Covenants (Sections 77-OD 2)

Religion Electives

3-4 courses (6 elective religion hours are required, making 14 religion credits total)

Note: Because regular gospel study should be a continuous part of a student's university experience, it would be ideal to take one religion class each semester of enrollment. No more than 4 hours of religion credit per semester (spring/summer counts as one semester) may be counted toward the required minimum hours to be taken at BYU.

The Individual & Society

American Heritage

Complete one of the following courses:

Class Title
A HTG 100 American Heritage

OR

Complete one of the following two-course combinations:

Class Title   Class Title
HIST 220 The United States Through 1877 plus POLI 110 American Government and Politics
HIST 220 The United States Through 1877 plus ECON 110 Economic Principles and Problems
POLI 110 American Government and Politics plus ECON 110 Economic Principles and Problems
HIST 221 The United States Since 1877 plus POLI 110 American Government and Politics

Note: New students should complete this requirement during their first year.

Global & Cultural Awareness

 

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Complete one of the following courses (or combination of courses):

Some courses may count for both this and another core requirement. See "Also Fulfills" column.

Class Title Also Fulfills
ANTHR 101 Social/Cultural Anthropology SOCSCI
ANTHR 317 Native Peoples of North America  
ANTHR 326 Guatemalan Society and Culture  
ANTHR 330 Peoples of Africa  
ANTHR 335 Peoples of India  
ANTHR 340 Peoples of the Middle East  
ASL 202 Second-Year ASL Part 2 LANG
ECON 230 Economic Development and Growth  
ENG T 231 Foundations of Global Leadership SOCSCI
EUROP 336R European Studies  
FREN 363 Contemporary French Civilization  
GEOG 120 Geography and World Affairs  
GEOG 130 Introduction to Human Geography  
GEOG 255 Middle and South America  
GEOG 265 Russia and the Former Soviet Union  
GEOG 271 Middle East  
GEOG 272 East Asia  
GEOG 273 Southeast Asia  
GEOG 285 Africa South of the Sahara  
GERM 217 German and Scandinavian Cinema ARTS
HIST 202 World Civilization from 1500 CIV2
HIST 231 Introduction to East Asian History  
HIST 293 World War II  
HIST 304 The Expansion of Europe  
IAS 353R Intercultural Outreach Preparation  
ADVCOM
IHUM 240 Introduction to the Humanities of Asia ARTS
IHUM 242 Introduction to the Humanities of the Islamic World LTRS
IHUM 260 Humanities of Latin America LTRS
JAPAN 350 Japanese Literature in Translation - Eighth through Sixteenth Centuries LTRS
JAPAN 351 Japanese Literature in Translation - Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries LTRS
JAPAN 352 Japanese Literature in Translation: The Modern Era LTRS
KOREA 340** Korean Literature to 1900 LTRS
MESA 250 Introduction to the Religion of Islam  
MUSIC 203 World Music Cultures ARTS
MUSIC 307* World Music  
NES 347R + 349R Arab and Islamic Civilization plus Jewish Civilization  
POLI 150 Comparative Government and Politics SOCSCI
POLI 170 Introduction to International Politics SOCSCI
POLI 347 Russia/Former Soviet Politics  
POLI 353 China: Government and Politics  
POLI 354 Japan: Government and Politics  
POLI 385 International Relations of Asia  
POLI 472** International Political Economy of Women  
PWS 101 Cultural History of Medicinal Plants  
PWS 150 Environmental Biology BIOSCI
REL C 351 Survey of World Religions REL
REL C 357 Survey of Judaism and Islam REL
SCAND 217 German and Scandinavian Cinema ARTS
SOC 113 Multicultural America  
SOC 323** Racial and Minority-Group Relations  
UNIV 292 Unexpected Connections: Physical Science and Culture Physical Science
WS 222 Introduction to Women's Studies  

** Has prerequisites. These courses have specific requirements for enrollment. Prerequisites can be found in the MyMAP system by clicking on the name of the class or by contacting the department.

Additional Options:

  • Most foreign language option courses under the Languages of Learning Requirements will also fulfill GCA. See the Languages of Learning list for "Also Fulfills" options.
  • International students may fulfill this requirement through any of the American Heritage options. The student is responsible to see that this is posted to the progress report through the college advisement center.
  • Students may also complete the Global and Cultural Awareness requirement through a study abroad or designated international internship, or service learning experience of at least one semester's or two consecutive terms' duration that involves interacting with people outside one's own cultural heritage if the prgraom was completed before the end of Fall 2013. This option requires an analytical paper which should be of the same high quality as a class term paper. The paper should be submitted first to the faculty member in charge of the program. Once the faculty member is satisfied with the paper as being of sufficiently high quality to merit GE credit, the paper and cover memo from the faculty member should be submitted to the Office of General Education, 350 MSRB, for GE clearance. Visit the General Education website for details on how to proceed and for more information including paper format.
Major Major course: recorded in MyMAP when completed
Art Education K-12 SC ED 353
Art History and Curatorial Studies ARTHC 498 or ARTHC 499R
Biological Science Education SC ED 353
Chemistry Education SC ED 353
Dance Education K-12 DANCE 342
Early Childhood Education ECE 356
Earth and Space Science Education SC ED 353
Elementary Education EL ED 357 or EL ED 443
Family and Consumer Sciences Education SC ED 353
Global Management Certificate Completion of all certificate requirements
Latin Teaching SC ED 353
Mathematics Education SC ED 353
Music Education K-12 Choral SC ED 353
Music Education K-12 Instrumental SC ED 353
Music Education: Elementary Music Specialist EL ED 357 or EL ED 443
Nursing NURS 403
Physical Education Teaching/Coaching K-12 PETE 377
Physics Teaching SC ED 353
School Health Education SC ED 353
Teaching Physical Science SC ED 353
Technology and Engineering Education SC ED 353
Theatre Arts Education K-12 SC ED 353

Skills

First-Year Writing

Complete one of the following courses:

Class Title
ELANG 150 1st Year Writing, International (for international students who have English as their second language)
ENGL 115 College Writing and Reading (Independent Study or AP examination credit only)
WRTG 150 Writing and Rhetoric

Note: This requirement should be completed during freshman year. A score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Language examination will fulfill this requirement.

Advanced Written & Oral Communication

Complete one of the following courses (or combination of courses):

Class Title
ANTHR 499 Senior Thesis
CHEM 391* Technical Writing Using Chemical Literature
ENGL 295* + 495* Writing Literary Criticism plus The Senior Course
ENGL 310 Writing and Tutoring
ENGL 311 Writing about the Arts and Humanities
ENGL 312 Persuasive Writing
ENGL 313 Expository Writing for Elementary Education Majors
ENGL 314 Writing about Literature
ENGL 315 Writing in the Social Sciences
ENGL 316 Technical Communication
GERM 340 Writing about Literature
HIST 200 + 490* The Historian's Craft plus Capstone Research Seminar
HONRS 300R Advanced Writing
M COM 320 Communication in Organizational Settings
NURS 320* + 339* Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing plus Ethics in Nursing
PHIL 300 Philosophical Writing
PHSCS 416 Writing in Physics
POLI 200 + capstone* Political Inquiry plus a capstone seminar chosen from: POLI 400, 410, 430, 450, 470, or MESA 495R
PSYCH 307* Writing within Psychology
SOC 455R + 456R Senior Capstone Part 1 and 2

* Not for all students. These courses may have limited enrollment or be designed only and primarily for certain majors. If you have a question about registering for this course, please consult the instructor or the college advisement center.

Note: Completion of the First-Year Writing requirement is a prerequisite for all Advanced Writing courses. Some majors require a specific course. Consult your college advisement center. It is recommended that this requirement be taken during the junior year.

Quantitative Reasoning

Earn an ACT math score of 22 or above OR an SAT math score of 500 or above OR complete one of the following courses

Class Title
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting
MATH 102 (or higher)* Quantitative Reasoning
PHIL 205 Deductive Logic
SFL 260 Family Finance
STAT 105 (or higher) Introduction to Statistics

* Classes above MATH 102 must be at least three credit hours to fulfill the requirement.

Languages of Learning

 

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Complete one of the following math courses:

Class Title Also Fulfills
GEOG 222 Statistics for Geographers 1  
MATH 112 Calculus 1 QR
MATH 113 Calculus 2 QR
MATH 118 Finite Mathematics QR
MATH 119 Introduction to Calculus (Independent Study only) QR
PHIL 305 Intermediate Formal Logic  
POLI 328 Quantitative Political Methodology  
PSYCH 308 Psychological Statistics QR
STAT 121 Principles of Statistics QR

OR

Complete one of the following foreign language courses:

Class Title Also Fulfills
AFRIK 202 Second-Year Afrikaans GCA
ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic GCA
ASL 202 Second-Year ASL Part 2 GCA
BULGN 330 Cultural History of Bulgaria GCA
CANT 202 Second-Year Cantonese GCA
CHIN 202 Intermediate Mandarin GCA
CHIN 301 Advanced Mandarin GCA
CZECH 330 Cultural History of Czech Republic GCA
DANSH 202 Second-Year Danish GCA
DANSH 340 Danish Literature LTRS
DUTCH 340 Introduction to Dutch Literature GCA
FINN 202 Second-Year Finnish GCA
FINN 340 Finnish Literature LTRS
FLANG 202 Second-Year Language GCA
FLANG 330 Advanced Language Proficiency through Cultural Studies GCA
FREN 202 Intermediate French Part 2 GCA
FREN 340 Introduction to Literary Analysis GCA
GERM 202 Second-Year German GCA
GERM 330 Cultural History of German-Speaking Peoples GCA
GREEK 301 Classical Greek Poetry LTRS
GREEK 302 Classical Greek Prose LTRS
GREEK 411R Topics in New Testament Greek and Early Christian Greek Texts LTRS
HEB 202 Second-Year Modern Hebrew 2 GCA
HEB 431 Readings in the Hebrew Scriptures 2 LTRS
HUNG 330 Cultural History of Hungary GCA
ICLND 202 Second-Year Icelandic GCA
ICLND 429 Old Icelandic Language and Literature LTRS
ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian 2 GCA
ITAL 340 Introduction to Italian Literature GCA
JAPAN 202 Second-Year Japanese GCA
JAPAN 301 Japanese Reading and Culture GCA
JAPAN 302 Readings in Japanese History and Culture GCA
KOREA 202 Second-Year Korean 2 GCA
KOREA 301 Third-Year Korean 1 GCA
LATIN 301 Classical Latin Poetry LTRS
LATIN 302 Classical Latin Prose LTRS
LATVI 330 Cultural History of Latvia GCA
LITHU 330 Cultural History of Lithuania GCA
NORWE 202 Second-Year Norwegian GCA
NORWE 340 Norwegian Literature LTRS
POLSH 202 Second-Year Polish GCA
POLSH 330 Cultural History of Poland GCA
PORT 202 Fourth-Semester Portuguese: Reading and Comprehension GCA
PORT 205 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers 2  
PORT 321 Third-Year Portuguese Grammar and Composition GCA
PORT 345 Portuguese Civilization GCA
PORT 355 Brazilian Civilization GCA
ROM 340 Intro to Romanian Literature and Culture GCA
RUSS 202 Second-Year Russian, Part 2 GCA
RUSS 330 Cultural History of Russia GCA
SLN 330 Cultural History of Slovenia GCA
SPAN 205 University Spanish 3 GCA
SPAN 321 Third Year Spanish: Reading, Grammar, and Culture GCA
SPAN 345 Iberian Civilization GCA
SPAN 355 Ibero-American Civilization GCA
SRBCR 330 Cultural History of the Former Yugoslavia GCA
SWED 202 Second-Year Swedish GCA
SWED 340 Swedish Literature LTRS
UKRAI 330 Cultural History of Ukraine GCA

Foreign Language Option Notes

Note 1: Nonnative speakers of English (i.e. those who took the TOEFL exam as part of the application process) will fulfill the foreign language option through a discrepancy form at their advisement center. Since non-native speakers of English are taking almost all their courses in English, they fulfill this requirement without the need to take specific foreign language courses.

Note 2: All foreign language courses have prerequisites.

Note 3: Where two courses are listed in the same language, the higher level course is often for returned missionaries. Please consult your College Advisement Center in choosing the appropriate course.

Note 4: For less commonly taught languages, look for a FLANG 202R course (for those who are not returned missionaries) or a FLANG 330R course (for returned missionaries) taught in that language. Occasionally, insufficient enrollment may preclude offering a culminating course in a less commonly taught language. In such cases, the Center for Language Studies will offer FLANG 202R and FLANG 330R as an Independent Study course, if a qualified teacher can be found. The Independent Study course can be arranged through a special enrollment process. For information on the availability of language courses and Independent Study courses, please contact the Center for Language Studies, (801) 422-1201.

R-suffix classes cannot be marked repeated on the transcript.

To receive graded credit for the lower division courses covered by the foreign language challenge exam, students must take the challenge exam while enrolled in FLANG 330R. This is a requirement whether the student is enrolled in a regular FLANG 330R course or is taking the course through Independent Study. In all FLANG 330R courses, the challenge exams will be scheduled by the Center for Language Studies and will be administered during the course.

Note 5: Culminating language courses are intended to allow the student access to major historical, intellectual and literary accomplishments in a foreign culture in its native language.

Major Major course: recorded in MyMAP when completed
Jazz Studies MUSIC 395
Media Music Studies MUSIC 395
Music MUSIC 395
Music Composition MUSIC 395
Music Education K-12 Choral MUSIC 395
Music Education K-12 Instrumental MUSIC 395
Music Education: Elementary Music Specialist MUSIC 395
Music Performance MUSIC 395
Sound Recording Technology MUSIC 395

Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Civilization 1

Complete one of the following courses:

Class Title
ARTHC 201 World Civilization to 1500
CL CV 201 The Classical Tradition 1
CMLIT 201 Civilization: Literature 1
CMLIT 211 World Literature 1
ENGL 201 Masterpieces of World Literature 1
ENGL 211 Rhetoric in/and Western Civilization 1
HIST 201 World Civilization to 1500
IHUM 201 Western Humanities 1: Antiquity to Renaissance
IP&T 201 History of Learning in the Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Part 1)
MUSIC 201 Civilization: Music 1
PHIL 201 History of Philosophy 1
PHIL 210 Science and Civilization 1
POLI 201 Western Political Heritage 1
TECH 201 History of Creativity and Innovation in the Arts, Science, and Technology 1
TMA 201 Dramatic Performance: Antiquity to Renaissance

Civilization 2

Complete one of the following courses:

Class Title Also Fulfills
ARTHC 202 World Civilization Since 1500 ARTS
CL CV 202 The Classical Tradition 2 LTRS
CMLIT 202 Civilization 2 LTRS
CMLIT 212 World Literature 2 LTRS
ENGL 202 Masterpieces of World Literature 2 LTRS
ENGL 212 Rhetoric in/and Western Civilization 2 LTRS
HIST 202 World Civilization from 1500 GCA
IHUM 202 Western Humanities 2: Renaissance to the Present LTRS
IP&T 202 History of Learning in the Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Part 2) ARTS
MUSIC 202 Civilization: Music 2 ARTS
PHIL 202 History of Philosophy 2 LTRS
PHIL 211 Science and Civilization 2 LTRS
POLI 202 Western Political Heritage 2 LTRS
TECH 202 History of Creativity and Innovation in the Arts, Science and Technology 2 ARTS
TMA 202 Dramatic Performance: Renaissance to the Present ARTS

Arts

 

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Complete one of the following courses:

Class Title Also Fulfills
ARTHC 111 Introduction to Art History  
ARTHC 202 World Civilization Since 1500 CIV2
DANCE 260 Introduction to Dance  
FNART 270R European Fine Arts  
FREN 317 French and Italian Cinema  
FREN 361** French Civilization from the Beginning to 1715  
FREN 362** French Civilization from 1715 to the Present  
GERM 217 German and Scandinavian Film GCA
IHUM 101 An Introduction to the Humanities  
IHUM 240 Introduction to the Humanities of Asia GCA
IP&T 202 History of Learning in the Arts, Sciences, and Technology (Part 2) CIV 2
ITAL 317 French and Italian Cinema  
ITAL 420** Italian Civilization from the Beginning to 1600  
ITAL 421** Italian Civilization from 1600 to the Modern Era  
MUSIC 101 Introduction to Music  
MUSIC 202 Civilization: Music 2 CIV2
MUSIC 203 World Music Cultures GCA
MUSIC 204 Introduction to Jazz  
PHIL 214 Introduction to the Philosophy of Art  
PWS 112 Floral Design  
RUSS 343 Masterpieces of Russian Film  
SCAND 217 German and Scandinavian Film GCA
SFL 102 Introduction to Interiors  
TECH 202 History of Creativity and Innovation in the Arts, Science, and Technology 2 CIV 2
TMA 101 Introduction to the Theatre  
TMA 102 Introduction to Film  
TMA 202 Dramatic Performance: Renaissance to the Present CIV 2
UNIV 293 : Unexpected Connections: Social Science and Art Social Science
VAEDU 326 Art for Elementary Teachers  
VAEDU 397 Issues in Contemporary Art, Aesthetics, and Criticism  
VASTU 101 Introduction to Art and Drawing for Non-Majors  
VASTU 104 Introduction to Sculpture for Non-majors  
VASTU 105 Introduction to Ceramics for Non-majors  

** Has prerequisites. These courses have specific requirements for enrollment. Prerequisites can be found in the MyMAP system by clicking on the name of the class or by contacting the department.

Major Major course: recorded in MyMAP when completed
American Studies AM ST 490
Art Education K-12 VA 111 and 114 OR VA 111 and 115
Dance DANCE 342
Dance Education K-12 DANCE 342
Graphic Design VA 111 and 114 OR VA 111 and 115
Illustration VA 111 and 114 OR VA 111 and 115
Industrial Design INDES 210
Interdisciplinary Humanities (all emphases) IHUM 250
Jazz Studies MUSIC 196
Media Music Studies MUSIC 196
Music MUSIC 196
Music Composition MUSIC 196
Music Dance Theatre DANCE 300
Music Education K-12 Choral MUSIC 196
Music Education K-12 Instrumental MUSIC 196
Music Education: Elementary Music Specialist MUSIC 196
Music Performance (all emphases) MUSIC 196
Photography VA 111 and 114 OR VA 111 and 115
Sound Recording Technology MUSIC 196
Studio Arts VA 111 and 114 OR VA 111 and 115
Visual Arts: Graphic Design VA 111 and 114 OR VA 111 and 115
Visual Arts: Illustration VA 111 and 114 OR VA 111 and 115
Visual Arts: Photography VA 111 and 114 OR VA 111 and 115
Visual Arts: Studio Arts VA 111 and 114 OR VA 111 and 115

Letters

 

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Complete one of the following courses:

Class Title Also Fulfills
CHIN 344 Chinese Literature in Translation - Prose  
CL CV 110 Introduction to Greek and Roman Literature  
CL CV 202 The Classical Tradition 2 CIV2
CL CV 241 Greek and Roman Mythology  
CL CV 245 Golden Age of Greece  
CL CV 246 Golden Age of Rome  
CMLIT 202 Civilization: Literature 2 CIV 2
CMLIT 212 World Literature 2 CIV 2
DANSH 340 Danish Literature LANG
ENGL 202 Masterpieces of World Literature 2 CIV 2
ENGL 212 Rhetoric in/and Western Civilization 2 CIV 2
ENGL 230 Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Drama, Poetry  
ENGL 232 Shakespeare  
ENGL 235 Masterpieces of American Literature  
ENGL 236 Masterpieces of English Literature  
ENGL 238 The Bible as Literature  
ENGL 268 Literature of the Latter-day Saints  
ENGL 300R English Literature in a Cultural Setting  
ENGL 338 Literary Studies of the Bible  
ENGL 391 Introduction to Folklore  
FINN 340 Finnish Literature LANG
FLANG 340 Introduction to Literature  
GERM 343 Intro to Literary Analysis  
GREEK 301 Classical Greek Poetry: Homer's Iliad LANG
GREEK 302 Classical Greek Prose LANG
GREEK 411R Topics in New Testament Greek and Early Christian Greek Texts LANG
HEB 431 Reading in the Hebrew Scriptures 2 LANG
HIST 302 Italian Renaissance  
HIST 303 The Reformation: Age of Turmoil  
HIST 312 History of Ideas  
HIST 324 France  
ICLND 429 Old Icelandic Language and Literature LANG
IHUM 202 Western Humanities 2: Renaissance to the Present CIV 2
IHUM 242 Introduction to the Humanities of the Islamic World GCA
IHUM 260 Humanities of Latin America GCA
IHUM 261 Introduction to American Humanities 1: Colonial Era Through 1876  
IHUM 262 Introduction to American Humanities 2: 1877 to the Present  
IHUM 280R Sophomore Seminar in Interdisciplinary Humanities  
ITAL 460 Dante's Divine Comedy  
JAPAN 350 Japanese Literature in Translation - Eighth through Sixteenth Centuries GCA
JAPAN 351 Japanese Literature in Translation - Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries GCA
JAPAN 352 Japanese Literature in Translation: The Modern Era GCA
KOREA 340** Korean Literature to 1900 GCA
LATIN 301 Classical Latin Poetry LANG
LATIN 302 Classical Latin Prose LANG
NES 336R Ancient Near Eastern Studies  
NORWE 340 Norwegian Literature LANG
PHIL 110 Introduction to Philosophy  
PHIL 202 History of Philosophy 2 CIV2
PHIL 211 Science and Civilization 2 CIV2
PHIL 213 Introduction to Ethics  
PHIL 215 Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion  
PHIL 423 History and Philosophy of Science  
POLI 202 Western Political Heritage 2 CIV2
POLI 308 Theories of Human Freedom  
PORT 339** Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Literature  
RUSS 340 Masterpieces of the Russian Novel in English  
RUSS 341 Dostoevsky's Major Works in Translation  
RUSS 342 Tolstoy's Major Works in Translation  
Sec ED 250 Literacy and Learning for the Disciplines  
SPAN 339** Introduction to Spanish Literature  
SWED 340 Swedish Literature LANG
UNIV 291 Unexpected Connections: Biology and Letters BIO

** Has prerequisites. These courses have specific requirements for enrollment. Prerequisites can be found in the MyMAP system by clicking on the name of the class or by contacting the department.

* Not for all students. These courses may have limited enrollment or be designed only and primarily for certain majors. If you have a question about registering for this course, please consult the instructor or the college advisement center.

Major Major course: recorded in MyMAP when completed
Chinese CHIN 343
Comparative Literature CMLIT 310
Teaching Literacy in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3) ECE 433
Elementary Education EL ED 357 or 443
English ENG 251
French (second major program) FREN 495
French Studies FREN 495
French Teaching FREN 431
Italian ITAL 495
Italian Studies (second major program) ITAL 495
Music Education: Elementary Music Specialist EL ED 357 or 443

Biological Science

 

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Complete one of the following courses (or combination of courses):

Class Name
BIO 100 Principles of Biology
BIO 130 Biology
MMBIO 221 General Microbiology
PDBIO 120 +
MMBIO 240
Science of Biology plus Molecular Biology
PWS 100 Living with Plants
PWS 150 Environmental Biology (also fulfills GCA)
UNIV 291 Unexpected Connections: Biology and Letters
Major Major course: recorded in MyMAP when completed
Biochemistry CHEM 481M
Chemistry B.A. Recorded manually case-by-case
Chemistry B.S. CHEM 481M
Dance DANCE 342
Dance Education K-12 DANCE 342
Exercise and Wellness EXSC 463
Physical Education Teaching/Coaching K-12 PETE 377

Physical Science

 

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Complete one of the following courses:

Class Name
PHY S 100 Physical Science
UNIV 292 Unexpected Connections: Physical Science and Culture

OR

Complete one course each from two of the following groups:

  Class Title
Group 1 CHEM 101 Introductory General Chemistry
CHEM 102 Concepts of Chemistry
CHEM 105 General College Chemistry
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry

  Class Title
Group 2 PHSCS 101 Basic Physics
PHSCS 105 General Physics 1
PHSCS 121 Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics
PHSCS 127 Descriptive Astronomy
PHSCS 137 Severe and Hazardous Weather
PHSCS 167 Descriptive Acoustics in Music and Speech

  Class Title
Group 3 GEOL 100 Dinosaurs
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology
GEOL 102 Geological Field Studies
GEOL 103 Life of the Past
Major Major course: recorded in MyMAP when completed
Applied Physics PHSCS 222
Civil Engineering CE EN 204
Computer Science CS 312
Computer Science: Animation CS 312
Construction Management CM 302
Earth and Space Science Education GEOL 210
Geology GEOL 210
Geology: Environmental Geology GEOL 210
Information Technology IT 327
Mechanical Engineering CE EN 204
Physics PHSCS 222
Physics Teaching PHSCS 222
Physics-Astronomy PHSCS 222

Social Science

 

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Complete one of the following courses:

Class Title Also Fulfills
ANTHR 101 Social/Cultural Anthropology GCA
ANTHR 110 Introduction to Archaeology  
ECON 110 Economic Principles and Problems AHTG (partially)
ExSc 221 The Science of Wellness  
ENG T 231 Foundations of Global Leadership GCA
GEOG 110 Introduction to Natural Hazards  
HIST 310 European Economic History  
LING 110 Introduction to Human Language  
POLI 110 American Government and Politics AHTG (partially)
POLI 150 Comparative Government and Politics GCA
POLI 170 Introduction to International Politics GCA
PSYCH 111 General Psychology  
SFL 160 Introduction to Family Processes  
SFL 210 Human Development  
SOC 111 Introductory Sociology  
SOC 112 Current Social Problems  
SOC W 200 Introduction to Social Work  
UNIV 293 Unexpected Connections: Social Science and Art Arts
Major Major course: recorded in MyMAP when completed
Asian Studies ASIAN 495
English Language ELANG 495R
European Studies EUROP 200
Latin American Studies LT AM 495
Linguistics LING 450
Political Science POLI 300 or 328
Technology and Engineering Education TEE 360

Instructions for Completing the University Core

Please read the Introduction to the Undergraduate Degree before considering the list of courses to complete University Core (Religion and General Education) requirements.

To complete these requirements, students must satisfy each of the 18 requirements listed under the above tabs. This list is subject to change each semester. Please consult the most current list and MyMAP to ensure the class you take is still approved. Religion requires 14 hours; General Education (GE) requires 31.5 to 72 hours depending upon tracks chosen by students or as a result of departmental requirements.

For GE, each requirement may be completed by taking one course or a combination of courses. Some GE courses may complete two requirements and are shown in the "Also Fulfills" column. In some cases, students may satisfy the requirement in other ways such as through a particular major (see "Major Options" link), AP or IB credit, competency or challenge exams, or ACT or SAT score.

For First-Year Students

First-Year Mentoring is a unique gift from the University to all admitted New Freshmen.  Participating in First-Year Mentoring provides students with active peer mentor support and priority access to high demand University Core courses, including those that fulfill the First-Year Writing and American Heritage requirements. Additional GE and/or major-related courses will also be available for selection with both honors and non-honors options included. These courses are available through the University registration system in envelopes.  Early registration for mentored-courses may be completed through the First-Year Mentoring website. A brief description of First-Year Mentoring is found in the Undergraduate Education section of the catalog. Additional information may be obtained from the First-Year Mentoring website or by contacting First-Year Mentoring, 2014 JKB, (801) 422-8176 or 1 (877) 890-5451, or emailing freshmanmentoring@byu.edu .

It is recommended that students who need to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement because of an ACT subscore below 22, do so in their first year. It is also recommended that all new students begin work in the mathematics or foreign language options under Languages of Learning.

Students planning to satisfy the Biological Science or Physical Science requirements with the two-course options (e.g., PDBIO 120 + MMBIO 240; chemistry, physics, and geology combination options) should also complete these requirements during their first two years, making some progress on them in their first year. Civilization courses are designed as sophomore-level courses, although some programs include them during the freshman year. Visit college advisement centers or department offices for advice on when to complete the other GE requirements.