2017-2018 Catalog 
    Mar 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog

University Requirements

University Requirements, except advanced courses, should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

General Education Requirements

The Core (3 Credit Hours)

Bible (9 Credit Hours)

(Lower Level Required Courses)

English (9 Credit Hours)

Communication (3 Credit Hours)

Science (6 Credit Hours)

Students may take two unconnected courses in different disciplines or one two-semester sequence of courses within a single discipline from the following list:

Agricultural and Environmental Science


Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)

  • MATW 120, MATH 120 or higher Credits: 3

Social Science (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 3 credit hours from the following list:


Family Studies


Journalism and Mass Communication

Kinesiology (2 Credit Hours)

Total General Education Hours: 38

Additional University Requirements

Bible (6 Credit Hours)

(Upper Level Selections)

  • Choose 2: BIBH, BIBL, BIBM, BIBP, BIBT, BMIS (300-499)

Historical Literacy (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 3 credit hours from the following list:

Cultural Awareness (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 3 credit hours from the following list:


Biology, Chemistry and Communication Science and Disorders

Business Administration


Foreign Language

  • Foreign Language (Spanish, German, French, Latin) 111 or higher *

*Admitted students who have not earned at least two high school units of the same foreign language are required to complete 6 hours of college-level foreign language (one language).






University Requirements Selection (3 Credit Hours)

  • Choose 3 credit hours from any menu listed above.

Free Elective (3 Credit Hours)

  • Choose 3 hours from any ACU courses not required for your major.

Total Hours from Additional Requirements: 18

Total University Requirements Hours: 56

A single course cannot satisfy a requirement in more than one area of University Requirements. For example, HIST 117  may fulfill the social science or the cultural awareness selection, but not both.

Students with demonstrated proficiency may petition to take selected advanced courses in place of the courses listed in this menu.

Note: For the University Requirements for the associate of arts degree in architecture, refer to Architecture, AA (ARCH) .

University Requirements for ACU Degrees

University Requirements for certain baccalaureate degrees include additions or modifications to the University Requirements for all bachelor’s degrees. See the chart below for special requirements for the BA, BBA, BFA, BM, BS, BSE, and BSN degrees.

BA 6 hours - Sophomore foreign language
3 hours - Sophomore (or higher) literature
BBA 3 hours - ECON 260  or ECON 261  
BFA 3 hours - Sophomore (or higher) literature
BM Minimum of 72 hours of music
BS No additional hours
BSE No additional hours
BSN 12 hours - Bible total