General Education

The General Education requirements shared by all bachelor’s degree programs at Plymouth are listed in the Catalog which the student is following. The following outlines the General Education program for students entering Fall 2005 and after.

An important reminder: Students enrolled at Plymouth State prior to Fall 2005 are required to follow the general education program under which they entered. Only students entering PSU Fall 2005 and after will follow the revised General Education program. Therefore, if a student who entered PSU prior to Fall 2005 chooses to follow the 2005-2006 or beyond catalog, they must still follow the general education program under which they entered Plymouth.


(For Students Entering Fall 2005 and After)


The following relates the basic composition of the program for students enrolled beginning Fall 2005.

First-Year Experience:                                                                     Credits

EN1200           Composition                                                                    3

IS1111              First-Year Seminar: Critical Thinking                      3

M                        Math Foundations (MA1500 or higher)                 3

  1. IS1111 First-Year Seminar: Critical Thinking must be completed the first semester at PSU.
  2. EN1200 Composition and Math Foundations must be completed during the first year.
  3. Students who transfer 24 or more credits toPlymouthStateare not required to take IS1111 First-Year Seminar: Critical Thinking.


Self and Society                                                                                          6

Past and Present                                                                                        6

Scientific Inquiry                                                                                     6-8

Creative Thought                                                                                      6


Diversity*                                                                                                    3

Global Awareness*                                                                                   3

Wellness*                                                                                                    3

Integration*                                                                                                3

Writing in the Disciplines**

Quantitative Reasoning in the Disciplines**

Technology in the Disciplines**

* These Connections courses may be double-counted with a major, minor, or any other general education requirement.

** These Connections courses are three-credit experiences taken as part of the major, so add no additional credits to those required for the major.

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