GENERAL STUDIES
(POST-TRADITIONAL, ON-CAMPUS)


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Brian Boyle
Director of Recruitment for Post-Traditional and Graduate programs
251.442.2287
bboyle@umobile.edu

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General Studies

A degree in General Studies consists of basic courses in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and behavioral studies and is ideal for those who are new to higher education as well as students who have already completed some college courses. If your long-term goals include earning a bachelor’s degree, the A.S. in General Studies is a great first step that can increase your marketability, and income, while putting you on the bachelor’s path.

Classes are offered on campus in convenient 8-week sessions designed specifically for working adults. This convenient class structure allows you to continue with your family and work schedule while advancing your career.

UM general education courses are designed to fulfill basic credit requirements for a variety of degree programs. If you decide to pursue a full degree with UM, we’ll help you transition these credits into the degree program. If you’ve taken courses at another university, our flexible transfer policy allows you to transfer the maximum number of credit hours possible.

  • Meet or exceed all University of Mobile admission requirements.
  • Have attained the age of 23 or older, or have accepted adult responsibilities.
  • Have access to a computer and internet.
  • Have a valid e-mail account.
  • Commitment to class attendance and ability to devote a minimum or 10-15 hours per week to coursework preparation.
  • Contact your University of Mobile admissions counselor for details on basic coursework and GPA requirements.
Level 1: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
HI 201 History of The United States
MA 102 Elementary Algebra (or higher)
PH 101 Physical Science (or other lab science)
AR 201 Art Appreciation
HI 202 History of The United States (or advisor approved social/behavioral course)
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology

Level 2: Intellectual and Practical Skills
EN 101 Effective English
EN 102 Effective English
EN 201 The Literary Tradition or EN 202 The Literary Tradition
CIS 101 Microcomputer Applications (or advisor approved substitute)
COM 101 Basic Public Speaking or PY 101 Introduction to Philosophy

Level 3: Personal and Social Responsibility
PS 110 Introduction to American Politics (or advisor approved social/behavioral course)
KIN 213 Drugs and Society (or advisor approved substitute)
SA 202 Introduction to Sociology

Level 4: Integrative and Applied Learning
CMS 110 Introduction to Christian Worldview
CMS 321 Mission and Message of Jesus
EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (or adv approved elective)
6 hours advisor approved electives

3 hrs General Education Elective

Option I

Basic course requirements (46 semester hours)

  • Select three of the four areas of concentration, the student must take 18 hours in each of the three areas selected for a total of 54 hours (20 of the 54 hours must be upper-level)
  • PY 488 Interdisciplinary Seminar required (3 semester hours)
  • Electives (20 hours)

Total Semester Hours: 123

Option II

Basic course requirements (46 semester hours)

  • Select two of the four areas of concentration, the student must take 30 hours in each of the two areas selected for a total of 60 hours (20 of the 60 hours must be upper-level).
  • PY 488 Interdisciplinary Seminar required (3 semester hours)
  • Electives (14 hours)

Total Semester Hours: 123

 

Area I
HUMANITIES
Art
English
Language
Music
Christian Ministries
Communication
Philosophy
Leadership and Cultural Studies

Area II
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sociology
Business
History
Economics
Computer Information Systems
Political Science
Geography

Area III
NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Biology
Nursing
Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Marine Science
Earth Science

Area IV
BEHAVIORAL STUDIES
Educational Area:
Early Childhood
Elementary
Secondary
Kinesiology
Sports Medicine
Psychology

2017-2018

Tuition:
Fall & Spring: $495 per credit hour
Summer: $405 per credit hour
Comprehensive Fees:
Fall and Spring: $200.00 per semester
Summer, 12 hours or more $100.00
Summer, Less than 12 hours $50.00