Undergraduate General Education Requirements

Students must complete 120 credit hours of course work (not including basic skills credits) and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to receive their bachelor’s degree. Additionally, they must complete the General Education Core Curriculum and an approved major. Thirty of the last 39 credits applying toward the degree must have been earned at Johnson State, and at least 39 credits must be at the 3000 and 4000 level.

General Education Core Curriculum

Johnson State College has designed the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) to introduce our students to a broad range of the liberal arts and sciences and to help them become informed citizens of a democratic society. The GECC has three components:

Part I: Fundamental Skills

This component requires students to complete three lower-division courses in writing and two in mathematics, and to pass the Writing Proficiency Examination.

Part II: Disciplinary Exploration

This component requires students to complete a minimum of six lower division courses emphasizing the primary concepts, methods of inquiry and major achievements of the arts and humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences.

Part III: Interdisciplinary

This component requires students to complete three upper-division interdisciplinary courses, including one focused on a theme determined annually by the Faculty Assembly Committee on General Education. These courses use a topical approach and combine the tools of analysis from two or more disciplines.

For more details on these requirements, consult the JSC Undergraduate Catalog.