General Education Requirements for All Bachelor's Degrees

University Core RequirementsBM Degree Core Requirements
BA Degree Core RequirementsBS Degree Core Requirements
BBA Degree Core RequirementsBSN Degree Core Requirements
BFA Degree Core RequirementsBAS Special Core Requirements
 

General Education Requirements (University and Degree Core requirements),
except advanced courses, should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. 

University Core Requirements* 

Some courses may not be taken for university core credit
(see course description)

Required Credit 

Bible15
     BIBL 101 - Life and Teachings of Jesus
     BIBL 102 - Acts-Revelations
     BIBL 211 - Message of the Old Testament
     BIBL 212 - Christianity in Culture
     Adv. course (300-499): BGRK, BHEB, BIBD, BIBH, BIBL, BIBM, BMIS**  
English 6
     Composition: ENGL 111 - Composition and Rhetoric
     Sophomore Literature (includes literature in foreign language)
Speech3
     COMS 111 - Fundamentals of Communication
History3
     HIST 100-299 selection
Science (select two 100-499 courses in different areas)6
     AENV 130 - Environmental and Technological Science
     ANSC 111 - General Animal Science
     ANSC 235 - Companion Animal Management
     Biology
     Chemistry
     ENVR 112 - Plant Science
     GEOL 111 - Introduction to Geology
     NUTR 120 - Nutrition and Wellness
     Physics
Mathematics3
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147)
Exercise Science4
     EXSC 100 - Lifetime Wellness (activity)
     EXSC activity - 3 different activities
University Seminar1
     UNIV 100 - University Seminar (required of all students matriculating from
     high school or transfers with fewer than 22 hours toward an ACU degree)

TOTAL University Core Hours41

*Some majors specify courses for certain core requirements. 
(See major degree plan for specifications).

**BSN waives advanced Bible.

Freshmen must enroll in classes in Bible, English, EXSC (including EXSC 100) and University Seminar unless they have completed requirements in these areas. Freshmen must enroll in
EXSC 100, Lifetime Wellness, in their first fall or spring semester. Students may wait until their sophomore year to begin literature requirements. 

Each semester, students must register in required developmental (ENGL and MATW 0**) courses until all developmental requirements are completed.Students must complete these requirements before registering for upper-level courses in their major field.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS BASED ON HIGH SCHOOL
SCIENCE AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Science: If lacking two years of High school science in different areas: 3 hours of college science required (in an area other than high school area), unless ACT science subscore is 27 or higher.
Foreign Language: If lacking two years of high school language (one language): 6 hours of college foreign language required (one language). 

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BA Degree Core Requirements

Some majors specify courses for certain degree core requirements. 
See major degree plan for specifications.
Required
Credit
English6
     Composition: ENGL 112 - Composition and Literature3
     Sophomore Literature3
Social Sciences/Humanities9

     Anthropology, Economics (also AGRB 261), Geography, History, Philosophy,
     Political Science, Psychology (also EDUC 221), Sociology (maximum one
     course per area
unless specified by major)

Foreign Language6
     Sophomore Level*
Fine Arts (appreciation)3
     ART 101 - Introduction to Art
     MUSM 230 - Survey of Music in Western Culture
     MUSM 231 - Survey of Jazz
     MUSM 232 - Survey of Popular Music
     MUSM 233 - Survey of World Music
     THEA 220 - Introduction to Theatre
     THEA 250 - Film Appreciation
TOTAL BA CORE24
     Maximum BA Major42
     Maximum BA Supplement30
     Minimum BA Electives (can include high school deficiency requirement)12

DEGREE TOTAL (BA, one major; degrees leading to teacher certification
                          may require additional hours)

128

*Majors in biochemistry are exempted from the sophomore foreign language requirement. 

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BBA Degree Core Requirements  

Required
Credit
English6
     ENGL 112 - Composition and Literature3
     ENGL 326 - Business and Professional Writing3
Political Science3
     POLS 221, 225 or 226 (choose one course)
Economics6
     ECON 260 - Principles of Macroeconomics3
     ECON 261 - Principles of Microeconomics3
Social Sciences/Humanities3
     Anthropology, Geography, History, Philosophy, 
     Psychology (also EDUC 221), or Sociology   
Fine Arts (appreciation) 3
     ART 101 - Introduction to Art
     MUSM 230 - Survey of Music in Western Culture
     MUSM 231 - Survey of Jazz
     MUSM 232 - Survey of Popular Music
     MUSM 233 - Survey of World Music
     THEA 220 - Introduction to Theatre
     THEA 250 - Film Appreciation
TOTAL BBA CORE21
     Maximum BBA Major54
     Maximum BBA Supplement24
     Minimum BBA Electives (can include high school deficiency requirement)6
DEGREE TOTAL (BBA, one major)

128

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BFA Degree Core Requirements 

Some majors specify courses for certain degree core requirements. 
See major degree plan for specifications.
Required
Credit
English6
     Composition: ENGL 112 - Composition and Literature3
     Sophomore Literature3
History 3
     History 100-299 
Social Sciences/Humanities6
     Anthropology, Economics (also AGRB 261), Geography, History, Philosophy,
     Political Science, Psychology (also EDUC 221), Sociology
     (maximum one course per area)
TOTAL BFA CORE15
     Maximum BFA Major63
     Maximum BFA Supplement22
     Minimum BFA Electives (can include high school deficiency requirement)6

DEGREE TOTAL (BFA, one major)

128

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BM Degree Core Requirements 

Required
Credit
English6
     Composition: ENGL 112 - Composition and Literature3
     Sophomore Literature (continuation of University Core Literature)3
Social Sciences/Humanities9
     Anthropology, Economics (also AGRB 261), Geography, History, Philosophy,
     Political Science, Psychology (also EDUC 221), Sociology
     (maximum one course per area)
TOTAL BM CORE15
     Maximum BM Major63
     Maximum BM Supplement16
     Minimum BM Electives (can include high school deficiency requirement)6

DEGREE TOTAL (BM, one major)

137

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BS Degree Core Requirements 

Some majors specify courses for certain degree core requirements. 
See major degree plan for specifications.

Required
Credit

English3
     ENGL 112 or 326 or Sophomore Literature
Social Sciences/Humanities9
     Anthropology, Economics (also AGRB 261), Geography, History, Philosophy,
     Political Science, Psychology (also EDUC 221), Sociology
     (maximum one course per area unless specified by major)
Fine Arts (appreciation)3
     ART 101 - Introduction to Art
     MUSM 230 - Survey of Music in Western Culture
     MUSM 231 - Survey of Jazz
     MUSM 232 - Survey of Popular Music
     MUSM 233 - Survey of World Music
     THEA 220 - Introduction to Theatre
     THEA 250 - Film Appreciation
TOTAL BS CORE15
     Maximum BS Major45
     Maximum BS Supplement30
     Minimum BS Electives (can include high school deficiency requirement)6

DEGREE TOTAL (BS, one major)

128

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BSN Degree Core Requirements 

Required
Credit
English3
     Composition: ENGL 112 - Composition and Literature
Psychology6
     PSYC 120 - Introduction to Psychology3
     PSYC 232 - Developmental Psychology3
Sociology  3
     SOCI 111 or 222
TOTAL BSN CORE12
     Maximum BSN Major62
     Maximum BSN Supplement21
     Minimum BSN Electives (can include high school deficiency requirement)6

DEGREE TOTAL (BSN)

135

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BAS - Special University Core Requirements*    

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Studies Program (BAS) should meet with the BAS advisor before registering for classes.Required
Credit
Bible

12

     (1/10 of course work at ACU - minimum 3 hours)
Communication3
     COMS 111 - Fundamentals of Communication
English9
     ENGL 111, 112, Sophomore Literature
Social Sciences/Humanities9
     Anthropology, Economics (also AGRB 261), Geography, History, Philosophy,
     Political Science, Psychology (also EDUC 221), Sociology
     (courses in at least two fields)
Foreign Languageexempt
Science/Math/Health12
     Science (CS may fulfill 3)6
     Mathematics - MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher 
     (except MATH 147) or Early Childhood - 4th grade; 4th-8th (grade)
     certification requires MATH 148
3
     EXSC, First Aid/CPR, Nutrition3
Fine Arts (appreciation)3
     ART 101 - Introduction to Art
     MUSM 230 - Survey of Music in Western Culture
     MUSM 231 - Survey of Jazz
     MUSM 232 - Survey of Popular Music
     MUSM 233 - Survey of World Music
     THEA 220 - Introduction to Theatre
     THEA 250 - Film Appreciation
TOTAL BAS UNIVERSITY CORE

48

 

BAS - DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS

 

Required
Credit           
     APST 101 (required first semester)3
     SOCI 460 or BIBD 486 3
TOTAL BAS DEGREE CORE6
     Maximum BAS Emphasis37
     Maximum BAS Support24
     Maximum BAS Electives31

DEGREE TOTAL (BAS)
*Some majors specify courses for certain core requirements.

(See major degree plan for specifications).

128 Minimum
150 Maximum

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