Sep 20, 2018
The General Education certificate provides an opportunity for students to achieve recognition in the form of a certificate for completion of general education coursework required for many degree programs.
This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Emphasis: General Education
Recommended Full-Time Schedule
The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.
Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.
1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .
Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)
Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)
Fall Term (9 semester hours)
1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1
1 ENGL Literature Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1
1 Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1
Program Requirements - Certificate, General Education
Communication 9 hours*
Humanities/Fine Arts (1 literature course required) 9 hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
History 6 hours**
Natural Sciences 8 hours
Mathematics 3 hours
Total Credit Hours 41
* Six hours of English Composition and three hours in English oral presentational communication are required.
** Students who lack the required one unit (one year) of American History from high school as an admissions requirement must complete six (6) semester hours of American History or three (3) semester hours of American History and three (3) semester hours of Tennessee History to fulfill the history requirement in general education. Otherwise, students may choose from among the history courses approved as a particular institution to fulfill the six-semester hour requirement in history.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to completion of two years of college-level work. Students pursuing an Associate of Arts degree shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to completion of one year of college-level work.