The General College Curriculum, or GCC, is a collection of baccalaureate courses inspired by the traditional liberal arts disciplines of the trivium (grammar, rhetoric, and logic) and quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music). By requiring this course of study prior to undertaking the major and minor fields, the University aims to (1) provide students the opportunity to acquire and solidify skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking which are fundamental to all other disciplines; and (2) enable students to gain the experience and knowledge needed to achieve the spiritual, philosophical, historical, aesthetic, and scientific foundations necessary to understand and evaluate human experience from a Christian perspective as well as to enjoy a good life motivated by charity and concern for others.
The General College Curriculum is designed to parallel and reinforce the General Education Competencies of Campbell University. Therefore, the GCC addresses the following competencies:
Inquiry (Reading, Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Research, and Problem-Solving)
Communication (Written, Oral, Non-Verbal)
Value Formation (Spiritual, Civic, Cultural, Global Awareness/ Understanding)
Students pursuing the B.A., B.M., B.S., B.S.W., B.B.A., B.S.N., and B.S.E. degrees must complete the General College Curriculum with any minor modifications noted herein for the appropriate degree program.
General College Curriculum for the B.A., B.M., B.S., B.S.W., B.B.A., B.S.N., and B.S.E. Degrees
A. Humanities/Fine Arts
Subtotals: B.A. 21 - 39 hours; B.M. 18 - 27 hours; B.S. 21 - 36 hours; B.S.W. 21 - 36 hours; B.B.A. 18 - 33 hours; B.S.N. 18 - 27 hours; B.S.E. 18 - 27 hours.
Required Humanities/Fine Arts courses:
ENGL 100 may be waived for students that meet certain criteria. See Placement in English courses . Successful completion of ENGL 100 (a grade of “C” or higher) is the prerequisite for ENGL 101 .
ENGL 101 may be waived for students that meet certain criteria. See Placement in English courses . Successful completion of the ENGL 101 requirement is the prerequisite for ENGL 102 .
- ART 131 , MUSC 131 , THEA 131 , or HONOR 205 * (3 hours)
- HIST 111 , HIST 112 , or HONOR 105 * (3 hours)
- Foreign Language (FREN, SPAN, GERM, GREE, LATN, or PORT) – number of hours varies by degree:
B.A. - 101, 102, 201, 202 (3 - 12 hours, depending on placement);
B.S. - 101, 102, 201 (3 - 9 hours, depending on placement);
B.S.W. - 101, 102, 201 (3 - 9 hours, depending on placement);
B.B.A. - Complete two foreign language courses. This requirement may be met by
presentation of two or more high school units (years) in the same language
(0 – 6 hours)
B.M. – Foreign language is not required
B.S.N. - Foreign language is not required.
B.S.E. - Foreign language is not required.
Students whose native language is not English are exempt from the foreign language requirements; however, they must complete both ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 with a grade of “C” or better. Consult your academic advisor for details.
Students must take a total of 9 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Sciences elective lists. At least 1 course must be selected from the Humanities/Fine Arts elective list and at least 1 course must be selected from the Social/Behavioral Sciences elective list (section B. below).
Humanities/Fine Arts elective list (3 - 6 hours):
- CHRS 2xx, 3xx or higher;
- PHIL 121 ;
- ENGL 201 , ENGL 202 , ENGL 203 , ENGL 204 , ENGL 205 , or ENGL 206 ;
- HIST 1xx, 2xx, 3xx, or 4xx;
- Foreign Language 221, 222, 241, or 242;
- MUSC 331 ;
- HONOR 207 *, or HONOR 305 *.
- THEA 241
B. Social/Behavioral Sciences
Subtotals: B.A. 3 - 6 hours; B.M. 3-6 hours; B.S. 3 - 6 hours; B.S.W. 3 - 6 hours; B.B.A. 3 - 6 hours; B.S.N. 3 - 6 hours; B.S.E. 3 - 6 hours.
Students must take a total of 9 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Sciences elective lists. At least 1 course must be selected from the Humanities/Fine Arts elective list (section A. above) and at least 1 course must be selected from the Social/Behavioral Sciences elective list.
Social/Behavioral Sciences elective list (3 - 6 hours):
C. Natural Sciences /Mathematics
Subtotals: B.A. 8 - 10 hours; B.M. 8 – 10 hours; B.S. 12 - 14 hours; B.S.W. 8 - 10 hours; B.B.A. 8 - 10 hours; B.S.N. 12 - 14 hours; B.S.E. 12 - 14 hours.
Laboratory Science (BIOL, CHEM, ENVS, PHYS, GEOL, or FNSC) – number of hours varies by degree:
B.A. - one course (4 hours)
B.M. - one course (4 hours)
B.S. - two courses (8 hours)
B.S.W. - one course (4 hours)
B.B.A. - one course (4 hours)
B.S.N. - two courses (8 hours)
B.S.E. - two courses (8 hours)
MATH 122 ; or two courses from: MATH 111 or higher as selected by the major department (4 - 6 hours)
* HONOR courses are available to students enrolled in the Honors Program.
D. Other Requirements
Subtotals: B.A. 2 hours; B.M. 2 hours; B.S. 2 hours; B.S.W. 2 hours; B.B.A. 2 hours; B.S.N. 2 hours; B.S.E. 2 hours.
PE 185 (2 hours)
Total General College Curriculum Hours
B.A. 34 - 57 hours; B.M. 31 – 45; B.S. 38 - 58 hours; B.S.W. 34 – 54 hours; B.B.A. 31 – 51 hours; B.S.N. 35 - 49 hours; B.S.E. 35 - 49 hours.