Arts & Sciences Core Business Requirements

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Arts & Sciences Core Requirements

Forty eight (48) hours in courses from the College of Arts & Sciences are required by the Cook School for all business majors.

For full course descriptions, please contact the College of Arts & Sciences.

Course Options

English: Nine hours as follows:

 Course Credit Hours
ENGL 1900: Strategies of Rhetoric & Research*
ENGL 2250, 2350, 2450, 2550, 2650, 2750, 2850, or Foreign Language Literature3
English Literature, ENGL 4000 (highly recommended), or Fine & Performing Arts **

*Must be completed by end of sophomore year.
Upper division foreign language may be substituted; however, students for whom English is a second language may not complete requirements in their native language.

Communication: Three hours as follows:

 Course Credit Hours
CMM 1200: Introduction to Public Speaking* 3

*Must be completed by end of sophomore year.

Social Sciences: Twelve hours as follows:

 Course Credit Hours
HIST 1110 or HIST 1120: Origins of the Modern World
PSY 1010: General Psychology
Two additional courses selected from: African American Studies, American Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, or Women’s Studies


Mathematics & Natural Sciences: Twelve hours as follows:

 Course Credit Hours
MATH 1200: College Algebra *3
MATH 1320: Survey of Calculus **3
One Natural Science Course
One additional approved Math or Natural Science course3

* Students exempt from MATH 1200 must replace the course with another approved math course

** Course Requirement must be met by the end of sophomore year or students will not be allowed to register for any business classes; MATH 1510 (Calculus 1) or higher level calculus course may be substituted.


Philosophy & Theology: Twelve hours as follows:

 Course Credit Hours
PHIL 1050: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2050: Ethics
THEO 1000: Theological Foundations3
An additional 2000 level Theology course