General Education

General Education

UNC Charlotte's General Education program is designed to provide students with the broad liberal arts education that is an essential part of the college experience. These requirements fall into five major categories as listed below. These are general education requirements that are applicable to all students at UNC Charlotte regardless of their college or major.

Students may meet any of the course requirements of the General Education Program with approved equivalent courses transferred from other regionally accredited institutions. At the time of admission, transcripts from other colleges/universities are evaluated to determine equivalency. This includes equivalency for the Liberal Studies courses required in the General Education Program.

Students admitted with transfer credit from 2- and 4-year accredited college/university, but without a formal degree, will have those courses evaluated and applied to the UNC Charlotte General Education Requirements on a course-by-course basis. Students who wish to appeal the evaluation of a transfer course for the purposes of the General Education Requirements should contact their Academic Advisor for assistance.

Students should use DegreeWorks or speak with their Academic Advisor to ensure that all General Education requirements are being satisfied.

Requirements

Writing & Math

  • Writing and Inquiry
    • WRDS 1103 or 1104
  • Math (Select 2 courses)
    • MATH 1100, 1102, 1103, 1105, 1120, 1121, 1165, 1241, 1242, 1340, 1341; PHIL 2105; STAT 1220, 1221, 1222; ITSC 1110

Sciences

  • Science with Lab (Select 1 course)
    • ANTH 2141 & 2141L; BINF 1101; ITSC 1350 & 1350L; BIOL 1110 & 1110L; CHEM 1111 & 1111L; CHEM 1112 & 1112L; CHEM 1203 & 1203L; CHEM 1204 & 1204L; CHEM 1251 & 1251L; CHEM 1252 & 1252L; ESCI 1101 & 1101L; GEOG 1103; GEOL 1200 & 1200L;  GEOL 1210 & 1210L; KNES 2168 & 2168L; KNES 2169 & 2169L; METR 1102 & 1102L; PHYS 1100 & 1100L; PHYS 1101 & 1101L;  PHYS 1102 & 1102L; PHYS 1130 & 1130L; PHYS 1203 & 1203L; PHYS 2101 & 2101L; PSYC 1101 & 1101L
  • Science without Lab (Select 1 course)
    • ANTH 2141 & 2141L; BINF 1101; ITSC 1350 & 1350L; BIOL 1110 & 1110L; CHEM 1111 & 1111L; CHEM 1112 & 1112L; CHEM 1203 & 1203L; CHEM 1204 & 1204L; CHEM 1251 & 1251L; CHEM 1252 & 1252L; ESCI 1101 & 1101L; GEOG 1103; GEOL 1200 & 1200L;  GEOL 1210 & 1210L; KNES 2168 & 2168L; KNES 2169 & 2169L; METR 1102 & 1102L; PHYS 1100 & 1100L; PHYS 1101 & 1101L;  PHYS 1102 & 1102L; PHYS 1130 & 1130L; PHYS 1203 & 1203L; PHYS 2101 & 2101L; PSYC 1101 & 1101L

Social Science

  • Social Science (Select 1 course)
    • ANTH 1101; DTSC 1302; ECON 1101, 2101, 2102; GEOG 1105; POLS 1110; SOCY 1101; SOWK 1101

Liberal Arts

  • The Arts and Society (Select 1 course)
    • LBST 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105
  • Liberal Studies Course (Select 3 courses)
    • LBST 2101, 2102, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2215, 2301

Communication Skills
* Students should first declare a major before registering for a Writing Intensive and/or Oral Communication course(s).

  • Writing Intensive
    • Select 1 course with the attribute RWRI (W)
  • Oral Communication
    • Select 1 course with the attribute RORL (O)
  • Critical Thinking and Communication
    • LBST 2301