Oct 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

General Education Core Curriculum


Mission

As required by the Louisiana Board of Regents, McNeese State University’s general education curriculum provides a foundation in communication, personal and professional development, and problem solving through coursework in six, broad disciplinary areas:  English Composition, Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social/Behavioral Sciences. The mission of this core curriculum is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge, skills, and methods of inquiry that support advanced study in their chosen degree program and constitute the characteristics of an informed, college-educated citizen.

Institutional Mission Reference

The broad, skills-based curriculum supports the University’s mission to offer an array of programs with foundations in these disciplinary areas that serve the students and community of the Southwest Louisiana region and beyond.

Learning Competencies


  1. Communication:  Students will effectively use written, oral, and visual modes of communication.
  2. Personal and Professional Development:  Students will cultivate personal and professional development, laying the foundations for life-long learning.
  3. Problem Solving:  Students will apply diverse methods to answer questions and explore solutions to problems.

General Education Core Curriculum Guide


Area A: English Composition (6 credit hours)


To fulfill this requirement, students must complete both courses.

Area B: Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning (6 credit hours)


To fulfill this requirement, students must complete two courses as specified by individual degree programs.

Area C: Natural Sciences (9 credit hours)


To fulfill this requirement, students must complete three courses (9 credit hours) as specified by individual degree programs. Six credit hours shall be earned in a single life or physical science; the remaining 3 credit hours must be earned in a natural science area other than that previously selected (both life and physical sciences must be taken to fulfill this requirement).

Area D: Humanities (9 credit hours)


To fulfill this requirement, students must complete three courses as specified by individual degree programs. All students must complete one English literature course, one history course, and one broad humanities or additional history course.

Notes


General education curriculum requirements for associate degree programs include:

  • English Composition (6 credit hours)
  • Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning (3 credit hours)
  • Natural Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • Humanities (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)