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.

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Written Communication 9 credits

ENGL104Introductory Written Communication

4.5

ENGL105Professional Written Communications

4.5


Arts/Humanities & Social/Behavioral Sciences 22.5 credits

Select from the categories below:

Arts/Humanities
COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

COMS220Critical Interpretation of Documentary Film

4.5

HUMN201Introduction to the Fine Arts I

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

PHIL306Ethics for the Information Age

4.5

PHIL320Ethics: The Hallmark of Leaders at All Levels

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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.

Social Sciences
ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ECON212Principles of Microeconomics

4.5

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

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

POLS101Introduction to Political Science

4.5

Behavioral Sciences
PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

PSYC201Human Development

4.5

SOCL102Introductory Sociology

4.5

SOCL202Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class

4.5

SOCL340Diversity in American Life

4.5

Mathematics 9 credits

Consult program requirements to determine required math courses 


Sciences 12 credits


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 4.5 credits

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

General Electives 9 credits

Select any course above that was not taken previously