General Education

General education requirements were designed by the university with two principle purposes: building basic skills and developing broadened perspectives. This curriculum allows students to move among colleges within the university.

Building Basic Skills

  • Written Communication (9 hours)
  • Oral Communication (3 hours)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (6-8 hours)
  • Ethics (3 hours)*
    *Ethics is specific to the Haslam College of Business

Developing Broadened Perspectives

  • Natural Sciences (6-8 hours)
  • Arts & Humanities (6 hours)
  • Social Sciences (ECON 211 and 213 (6 hours))
  • Cultures & Civilization (6 hours)**
    **Foreign language requirement

Non-Business Electives

  • Credit hours vary depending on your major.
  • For a list of courses that satisfy each of the following requirements, see the Haslam College of Business Student Handbook.