EMU Gen Ed Areas Effective Communication   Perspectives on a Diverse World Knowledge of the Disciplines    
Composition Speech Quantitative Reasoning Global Awareness US Diversity Arts
(2 courses)
Humanities
(2 courses)
Natural Science
(2 courses)
Social Science 
(2 courses)
Additional Requirements / Notes Approx. Total Required Courses @ 3 hrs each
                       
Eastern Michigan University WRTG 121: Composition II CTAC 124 Fundamentals of Speech 1  course from approved list One course One course Two courses Two courses Two courses Two courses 2 LBC experiences, 1 Writing Intensive course in the major 13
MTA - Michigan Transfer Agreement 1 course in English Comp Second course in English Comp OR 1 course in Communication 1 course No mention No mention 2 courses in either Arts or Humanities 2 courses in either Arts or Humanities 2 courses (including one lab) 2 courses Any additional courses required to reach 30 credit hour minimum 9
Bowling Green State University
Called "BGPerspectives"
Yes; "General Studies Writing": 1100, 1110, 1120. Only 1120 is required  No mention No mention One course from Arts, Hum, or SS must be "International" Yes Two either Arts or Humanities Two either Arts or Humanities Yes Yes One additional course from any of the four Knowledge Domains 9
Ohio University  Yes, ENG 151,  Plus Jr. Lvl Writing course. Developmental course offered. Placement test COMS 101 is an option in Humanities & Lit section Min 2 Applied Science & Math cr hrs / Max 2 courses from w/in same dept Min 2 Cross-Cultural / Max 2 w/in same dept. Min 2 Cross-Cultural / Max 2 w/in same dept. Min 2 courses / Max 2 w/in same dept Min 2 cr hrs / Max 2 courses w/in same dept Min 2 cr hrs / Max 2 courses w/in same dept Min 2 cr hrs / Max 2 courses w/in same dept Must complete 21 hours from w/in QR, Diversity, Arts, Humanities, Natl, and Social Sciences 7
University of Akron Two courses, placement via advisor into introductory course. One oral communication 3 cr hrs 4 cr, 2 courses from a mix of Global and US 4 cr, 2 courses from a mix of Global and US Included in Humanities section 10 cr, 3 courses, 2 with different prefixes, one is World History or Humanities  8 cr min, 2 course min, each from different prefix, one must be lab 2 courses with different prefixes 2 cr in Physical Education / Wellness (Min of 41 cr hrs) 14
Western Michigan University One FYW req (ENGL 1050 or Tech Writing) based on ENGL 1000 or placement, one upper-lvl writing course. Pre-Bus has its own FYW course.   Oral Communication is an OPTION in the "proficiencies" section QR beyond MATH 1110   3-4 hrs total US Culture 3-4 hrs total in Arts 3-4 hrs total in Humanities 4-5 hrs total in Natl Science w/lab / 3-4 hrs total in Natl Science and Tech 3-4 hrs total in Social Sciences 2 hrs in Health and Well-Being /3-8 hrs additional courses / Gen Ed is "Proficiency - Based"
Min 37 cr hrs
NOTE: Computer programming & applications is an OPTION in the "proficiencies" section
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Northern Illinois University (Core Competencies & Distributive Studies) ENGL 103 AND 104 OR ENGL 105 with min grade of C or competency test course or competency exam course(s) with min grade of C or competency test     9-12 hrs in Humanities / Arts combined 9-12 hrs in Humanities / Arts combined 7-11 hrs in Sciences / Math combined
 / Intro Computing is an OPTION 
6-9 hrs, max 2 courses within same dept 3-6 hrs "Interdisciplinary Studies" 14
Central Michigan University (Competencies & University Program) Freshman comp, intermediate comp, and 12 hours WI courses.  1 course, debate, speech or oral communication Min 6 hrs in "Descriptive Sciences" and "Quantitative and Math Sciences" 3 hrs 3 hrs Min 6 hrs in "Human Events & Ideas" and "The Arts" Min 6 hrs in "Human Events & Ideas" and "The Arts" Min 6 hrs in "Descriptive Sciences" & "Quant. and Math Sciences" Comp Programming is an OPTION Min 6 hrs in "Behavior Sciences" and "Social Structures" 3 hrs in "Interdisciplinary Studies" and 1 additional elective course, Intro Computer is an OPTION 10
Kent State University (Kent Core) 6 hrs; ENG 11011 OR 11002, plus 21011 Communication Studies 3 hrs; Intro Computer Science is an OPTION 1 course from Disciplines 1 course from Disciplines 9 hrs in Humanities and Arts 9 hrs in Humanities and Arts 6-7 hrs, one course must have a lab 6 hrs Principles of Thinking (PHIL) 12
Remaining Four-Year Public Michigan Schools, except University of Michigan and Michigan State University            
Ferris State 6 hrs 3 hrs 1 course - Intermediate Algebra - or waiver 1 course from approved list  1 course in Race / Ethnicity / Gender 3 courses in "cultural enrichment" 3 courses in "cultural enrichment" 2 courses; 1 must include lab 3 courses in "Social Awareness" 2-3 WI courses, depending on whether high-level COMM course is chosen 14
Grand Valley State One 4-hr course Not mentioned 1 course - College Algebra or discipline-specific equivalent 1 course from approved list  1 course from approved list 1 course 1 course in PHIL / LITR, 1 course in HIST 1 ea Life / Physical Science; one must include lab 2 courses in different disciplines 2 additional writing courses; 2 "issues" courses in different disciplines 12
Lake Superior State University 2 courses 1 course 1 course - "Explorations in Math" or Logic   1 course in diversity 7 total hours in Arts / Humanities 7 total hours in Arts / Humanities 7 total hours 6 total hours   12
Michigan Technological University 1 course Not mentioned Min 4 cr hrs; 16 total hours in STEM courses 1 course in "Global Issues" Not mentioned 3 total hours in upper-level Arts / Humanities 3 total hours in upper-level Arts  / Humanities 16 total hours in STEM courses; min 1 course here with lab 3 total hours in upper-level Social Sciences Additional 12 cr hrs from Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences; 3 cr hrs of co-curricular activity 11
Northern Michigan University 6-8 cr hrs in composition / writing 3 hours in "Formal Comm Studies" incl: FLAN/Comp Sci courses but not speech Minimum 6-8 cr hrs in Science & Math; one course must have lab Minimum 3 cr hrs Not mentioned Minimum 3 cr hrs Minimum 6 cr hrs Minimum 6-8 cr hrs in Science & Math; one course must have lab Minimum 6 cr hrs Min 3 Gen Ed courses 300+ level; Min 2 hrs PEGN-equivalent  13
Oakland University 1 course (COMP II)   1 course in comp sci, math, statistics, linguistics or logic 1 course 1 course chosen from Gen Ed or major must fulfill this requirement 1 course 1 course in Lang & Culture, 1 in Lit, and 1 course in Western Civilization 1 course in Nat Science / Technology 1 course WI course; 1 course in "Knowledge Applications" outside major, Capstone course 13
Saginaw Valley State University Comp I (pre-req to all WI); WI in one of 7 disciplines (Poli Sci, Rhet, Hist, WGST, HUM, etc) 3 cr hrs in Formal Comm (Speech or FLAN) 4cr hrs 3 cr hrs in International Systems Not mentioned 3 cr hrs 3 cr hrs in LITR; 3 cr hrs in HIST/PHIL 7 cr hrs, must include 1 lab 3 cr hrs in Social Sciences; 3 cr hrs in Social Institutions   12
Wayne State University 1 basic comp, 1 intermediate comp, 1 WI in major Speech or Tech Comm II: Presentations Min 3 cr hrs, equiv to our MATH 110 or MATH 105 1 course in HIST, 1 course in Foreign Culture 1 course in American Society 1 course 1 course in PHIL/LITR 7 cr hrs in Life/Physical science, one course must include lab 1 course "The Comp Literacy  requirement has been eliminated from the Gen Ed curriculum in Fall 2014" 13
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