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Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
for this Major/Program

This template has been completed by the appropriate Academic Committee as a blueprint for guiding students who intend to major in this discipline. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the participating state senior institution are eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing. Not all two-year colleges or universities will offer every course or program and course numbers and names may vary. Students desiring to transfer will be advised to refer to catalogs or to access details about courses and programs through world-wide web sites of colleges and universities.

Forty-one semester hours of credit in general studies core courses have been approved by the Articulation and General Studies Committee. The general studies curriculum core includes study in the areas of written composition, humanities and fine arts, natural sciences and mathematics, and history, social, and behavioral sciences.

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include at least 6 semester hours in written composition.

NOTE: English Composition I and II are the only courses available in AREA I.

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Minimum requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum 3 semester hours in literature*, 3 semester hours in the arts, and the remaining semester hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance.

NOTE: Students must complete a 6 semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history in Area II or IV.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA II:

Literature -- 6 semester hours (choose any two)
Fine Arts or Foreign Language -- 3 semester hours
Speech -- 3 semester hours (or another literature or fine arts course)

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least 3 semester hours in mathematics at the precalculus algebra level or higher (some degrees may allow Finite Mathematics) and at least 8 semester hours in the natural sciences which must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.

NOTE: Some mathematics courses are offered for 4 semester credit hours and some natural science laboratory courses are often 5 semester hours. Only minimum semester hour requirements are indicated.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA III:

Select one science sequence -- 8 semester hours
Select any Math -- 3 semester hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a 3 semester hours course in history and at least 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

NOTE: Students must complete a 6 semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history in Area II or IV.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA IV:

Select one history sequence -- 6 semester hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences -- 6 semester hours from
Psychology -- 3 semester hours
Select any other Social of Behavioral Science -- 3 semester hours

Area V is designated for courses appropriate to the degree/major requirements of the individual student (it may also include electives). These courses are most often taken during the last part of the sophomore year to prepare a student to enter the four-year institution as a junior in their chosen major.

NOTE: Some institutions may include courses in wellness or physical education.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA V:

Select 19 semester hours from the following:

Two-year Community College Equivalent course
Jacksonville State Course
BUS 241 ACC 200
BIO 201, 202 BY 263, 264
BUS 100 CBA 115
CRJ 100 CJ 101
CRJ 110 CJ 202
MCM 100 COM 200
CIS 146 CS 201
CIS 201/202 CS 230
ECO 231 EC 222
ECO 232 EC 221
HEC 140 FCS 215
BUS 263 FIN 292
GEO 100 GY 120
GEO 201 GY 220
PED 100 HPE 109
HED 224 HPE 212
MTH 100 MS 100
HTM 110 MS 110
MTH 112 MS 112
MTH 113 MS 113
MTH 120 MS 120
MTH 125 MS 125
MTH 126 MS 126
HED 231 MSC First Aid
POL 211 PSC 100
POL 220 PSC 102
PSY 211 PSY 222
SPA 101, 202 SH 101, 102
SOC 200 SY 221


NOTE: For institutions requiring 120 semester hours for graduation the maximum allowable hours for transfer from a community college into a four-year baccalaureate degree program will be 60 semester hours. The primary goal of the template is to try to allow for 1/2 of the total degree hours to transfer from an Alabama public two-year community college to an Alabama public four-year university. The template sets the policy for the STARS TRANSFER GUIDE. If you are a transfer student, make sure you obtain and follow an official STARS TRANSFER GUIDE.


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