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2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

General Education Curriculum (GER) Requirements (Fall 2017)

This General Education 44-hour curriculum is applicable to students entering the college fall 2017.


Analysis and Communication - 9 Hours

Select One:

Quantitative Literacy - 3 Hours

(select one)

Information Technology - 3 Hours

Health and Wellness - 2 Hours

(select one)

Global and Intercultural Learning - 15 Hours

(Historical, Religion, Artistic, and Political Learning and Languages)

Personal and Career Development

(Collegiate Success Skills, Personal Awareness, and Career Exploration)
(These courses are not applicable to non-traditional majors)

Special Notations

  1. Students who pursue a major in Biology and Computer Science must enroll in MATH 121  or MATH 131  prior to enrolling in MATH 231 /MATH 232 . MATH 121  & MATH 131  are required as a part of the 40-hour general education courses.
  2. Students who pursue a major in Biology are required to complete the 40 hours of General Education Requirements, including General Biology & Lab (BIO 130 General Biology & Lab ) and Physical Science & Lab (PHY SC 130 & Lab), during the freshman year.
  3. Students who enroll in and complete, with a grade of “C” or better, MS 101 Introduction to ROTC  or MS 102 Introduction to Leadership  offered in cooperation with South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC, will satisfy the 2-hour physical education General Education Requirement. Enrollees who have military service experience and request consideration for their years of service to satisfy the College’s General Education 2-hour physical education requirement must submit as a part of their application for admission, official documentation of their years of service. The two (2)-hour credit may be granted based upon the relevance of the military experience to the description of the College’s 2-hour physical education requirement.
  4. Students are encouraged to earn the grade of “C” or better in each course of the General Education Curriculum. However, the grade of a minimum grade of “C” must be earned in ENG 131  and ENG 132 .
  5. Usually, first-semester freshmen do not enroll in 200-level courses; however, exceptions may apply depending upon an individual student’s academic readiness and upon the recommendation of the advisor.
  6. As recommended by the Department Chair, the Registrar and Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs will give the final approval or disapproval of a first-semester freshman’s request to enroll in 200-level courses.