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Components of a Degree Program

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on 13 August 2013

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Transcript of Components of a Degree Program

Components of a Degree Program
The Core
The core curriculum is the how the university ensures that you’ve been exposed to a broad array of subjects and approaches to understanding the world.
It also distinguishes bachelors degrees from technical degrees.
At Georgia Southern, the core is divided into areas A-F.
Area F is made up of core courses specific to each major (18 hours total).
Areas A-F comprise roughly 1/2 (60 hours) of degree programs.
All core classes are 1000 or 2000 level. So, when looking for core classes in GSU's course search, look for classes that start with a 1 or 2 (for example, ENGL 1101 or Math 1111 are core classes).
A major is an academic course of study, with specific requirements within an academic department.
Major courses comprise roughly 60 hours (1/2) of a degree program.
A minor is a secondary area of academic emphasis.
Usually requires 15 credit hours beyond introductory course work.
Most degree programs don't require minors, with the exception of Bachelor of Arts degrees, which require a minor.
Although minors are not required for majors outside of Bachelors of Arts degrees, students may elect to earn one & minors are encouraged!
For more information on components of a degree program, selecting a major or minor, or the Core curriculum, visit http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/fye/academics-101/
Areas A-E are common to all students and make up 42 hours total.

A1:Communication Skills (6 hours)
A2:Quantitative Skills (3 hours)
B:Global Engagement (4 hours)
C:Humanities,Fine Arts & Ethics (6 hours)
D1: Traditional Science (4 hours)
D2: Environmental Science (4 hours)
D3: Mathematics, Science or Technology Elective (3 hours minimum)
E: Social Science (12 hours)
In addition to registration and advisement expectations, Georgia Southern also expects all students to understand what classes they must take in order to graduate. This Prezi will review components of a degree program, including The Core Curriculum & majors and minors
To graduate, students must have a major.
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