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UNIVERSITY STUDIES (GENERAL EDUCATION)

University Studies (SOU's general education program) reflects the faculty’s academic road map for a sound liberal arts education. This is a pathway to the foundational skills and the intellectual development needed to prepare you for an enlightened, productive life in a dynamic, complex world. We hope you enjoy the journey.

University Studies also prepares you for advanced work in your academic majors and to earn a Bachelor’s degree.  It is your responsibility to know and complete all these graduation requirements. The following can be used as a guide to the successful completion of your degree at SOU. 

Click HERE to open a pdf with information about First Year Seminar courses.

Click HERE for the Advising Syllabus with information about SOU's University Studies requirements.

Click HERE for the Advising Syllabus with information about SOU's University Studies requirements and the transfer options available to students with more than 36 transferrable credits.

The catalog provides the policies and requirements for completing a degree at Southern Oregon University.  Most often students use the catalog they receive when they begin at SOU for their degree.  Students must complete their degree within eight years of catalog issue.  Students may choose to adopt any catalog for which they were admitted and attending, as long as they graduate within eight years of the catalog in use.  What ever catalog a student follows, they must follow it for all requirements (general education, major, minor, BS/BA, etc.).   If you have any questions please contact Academic Support Program advisors for further information.

Follow these links for information about your catalog year requirements:             

Fall 2013-Summer 2014:  New Students  or  Transfer Students

Fall 2012-Summer 2013:  New Students  or  Transfer Students

Fall 2011-Summer 2012:  New Students  or  Transfer Students

Fall 2010-Summer 2011:  New Students  or  Transfer Students

Fall 2009-Summer 2010:  New Students  or  Transfer Students 

Fall 2008-Summer 2009:  New Students  or  Transfer Students

Fall 2007-Summer 2008:  New Students  or  Transfer Students

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

2014 Catalog Year Requirements: Students must have a total of seven or more credits in Math, designated programming, statistics or logic classes with a C- or better (see catalog) and a combined total of 48 credits from BS list in catalog.

2008-2013 Catalog Year Requirements: Students must have a total of seven or more credits in Math, designated programming, statistics or logic classes (see catalog) and a combined total of 48 credits from BS list in catalog.

2007 Catalog Year Requirements:  Students must have a total of eight credits in Math, designated programming courses, designated statistics courses or designated logic courses. The following programming, statistics and logic courses have been approved for this requirement: CS 200, CS 210, CS 257, CS 295, BA 282, EC 232, EC 332, GEOG 386, PE 412, PHL 203, PSY 228, PSY 229, SOC 326. 

Students must also complete at least 48 credits of courses offered under the following prefixes, which are normally included in business, computer science, mathematics, natural science and social science curricula: AM, ANTH, AOM, AS, BA, BED, BI, CCJ, CH, CIS, CRIM, CS, CSM, D, EC, ED, ENGR, ES, G, GEOG, HE, HST, IS, MBA, MM, MS, MTH, NAS, NUR, PE, PH, PS, PSY, SC, SOC, AND SSC.  Note: Courses with these prefixes that count toward University Studies, the academic major, minor and requirement #1 above may also be counted toward these 48 credits. 

 

2014 Catalog Year Requirements: Complete the equivalent of one year of study of a foreign language at the second-year level or above at Southern Oregon University or another accredited college or university; complete four years of study of a single foreign language at the high school level with a C- or better; or successfully complete a proficiency examination administered by the Foreign Languages and Literatures program. Contact the Foreign Languages and Literatures section of the Language, Literature, and Philosophy Department for information about the proficiency exam (541) 552-6740. Must also complete 48 credits from the BA list of approved courses with a C- or better (See Catalog).

2008-2013 Catalog Year Requirements: Complete the equivalent of one year of study of a foreign language at the second-year level or above at Southern Oregon University or another accredited college or university; complete four years of study of a single foreign language at the high school level; or successfully complete a proficiency examination administered by the Foreign Languages and Literatures program. Contact the Foreign Languages and Literatures section of the Language, Literature, and Philosophy Department for information about the proficiency exam (541) 552-6740. Must also complete 48 credits from the BA list of approved courses (See Catalog).

Majors in Art History and Theater have an option of applying for a BFA.  Students wishing to apply for a BFA need to work through a major advisor and be approved for a BFA program.