General Education Requirements

All Undergraduate degree programs offered by the University contain general education requirements. Many programs prescribe General Education courses and courses listed in the Courses: General Education sections of each degree program requirements page should be used to determine a program's specific requirements.




General Education Requirements Options by Discipline

Students are offered certain elective options in the general education disciplines, although course prerequisite requirements must be adhered to in course sequencing.  Please note that the requirements listed below are the minimum required for undergraduate programs, and some CTU programs may require additional General Education courses than what is listed below.

English Composition

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5


Humanities

Select 2 of the following:

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

COMS220Critical Interpretation of Documentary Film

4.5

HUMN205Introduction to the Fine Arts I

4.5

HUMN250World Values and Cultures

4.5

LITR201Literature: A Reflection of Life

4.5

LITR203Introduction to World Literature

4.5

PHIL101Introduction to Ethics

4.5

PHIL202Contemporary Moral & Ethical Issues

4.5

PHIL301Ethics for Professionals

4.5

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

UNIV104: cross-listed for Student Success and Humanities. Students entering Colorado Technical University without previously earned college credit are required to complete UNIV104. Students entering with previously earned college credit and students residing in the states of Minnesota and Arkansas will be scheduled for an alternative Humanities course.

HUMN250 and UNIV104: Students residing in the states of Minnesota and Arkansas may not utilize HUMN250 or UNIV104 to fulfill Humanities requirements.

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Social Sciences

Select 1 of the following:

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

Select 2 of the following:

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

SOCL120Sociology: Understanding Groups

4.5

SOCL202Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class

4.5

SOCL340Diversity in American Life

4.5

POLS101Introduction to Political Science

4.5

PSYC101Psychology: Understanding Individuals

4.5

PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

PSYC201Human Development

4.5

HIST112Western Civilization I: From its Origins to the Renaissance

4.5

HIST114Western Civilization II: From the Reformation to the Cold War

4.5

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ECON212Principles of Microeconomics

4.5


Mathematics

Consult program requirements to determine required math courses.

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Sciences

Select 2 courses and 2 corresponding labs:

BIO120Anatomy and Physiology Essentials

4.5

BIO125Anatomy and Physiology - Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5


Student Success

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

UNIV104: cross-listed for Student Success and Humanities. Students entering Colorado Technical University without previously earned college credit are required to complete UNIV104. Students entering with previously earned college credit and students residing in the states of Minnesota and Arkansas will be scheduled for an alternative Humanities course.

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Electives

Select courses from the list below or any course above that was not taken previously:

BIO110The Human Body and Wellness

4.5

IT101Computers and Information Technology Literacy

4.5


gt-Pathways

Colorado Technical University's General Education curriculum aligns with the Colorado State Department of Higher Education requirements for participation in the "guaranteed transfer" (gtPathways) program. Approved courses are listed below. Students residing in the state of Colorado must use these classes to fulfill the General Education requirements in the specific areas as noted, and as applicable to the student's degree program requirements, in order to utilize the gtPathways program.

 

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

HUMN201Introduction to the Fine Arts I

4.5

LITR203Introduction to World Literature

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5