This certificate incorporates key factors in completion-focused programs such as cohort-based and blocked-scheduled programming that allows students to complete the 15-17 required hours of general education within two semesters.
English Composition 3 Credit Hour(s)
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Credit Hour(s) 1
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit Hour(s) 1
Natural Science/Mathematics 3-4 Credit Hour(s) 1
One additional course from the categories of Communication, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, or Natural Science/Mathematics 3-4 Credit Hour(s) 1
Courses designated to fulfill general education by Southwest are published on “Courses That Fulfill Requirements In The Six Subject Categories” of the Web site. A complete listing of the courses fulfilling general education requirements for all TBR system institutions is available on the TBR Web site (www.tbr.state.tn.us) under Transfer and Articulation Information.
1 Specific courses satisfying these requirements must be the same courses that satisfy the general education requirement for the Associate (A.A./A.S.) and Baccalaureate degrees. In certain majors, specific courses must be taken in general education. It is important that students and advisors be aware of any major requirements that must be fulfilled under lower-division general education.
2 Foundations of Mathematics I fulfills the general education requirement only for students in programs that also require Foundations of Mathematics II. These programs are A.S - Teaching, UPAA - Education and UPAS - Early Childhood Education.