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Requirements

  • Completion of 30 credit hour General Education Core 
  • Minimum  18 credit hours completed after official admission to the General Studies Degree program
  • Minimum 30 credit hours completed at Indiana University (any campus)
  • Minimum 30 credit hours of upper level coursework (courses numbered 300-400 level)
  • No more than 21 credit hours from a single Arts and Science academic department and/or 30 credit hours from a single professional school
  • Must complete one of the following courses during last term before graduation:
  • GNST-G 399 General Studies Internship OR GNST-G 400 General Studies Capstone
  • Maximum 90 transfer credits accepted from colleges/universities awarding baccalaureate degrees
  • Maximum 64 transfer credits accepted from two-year and community college

18 credit hours selected from one area below:

Arts and Science academic departments

Arts and Humanities

 Afro-American Studies (AFRO-)  Herron School of Art (HER-)
 American Sign Lang/ Eng Interpret (ASL-)     Italian (ITAL-)
 American Studies (AMST-)          Journalism (JOUR)
 Classical Studies and Latin (CLAS-)     Latino Studies (LATS-)
 Communication Studies (COMM-)  Medical Health & Humanities (MHHS-)  
 East Asian Languages, Chinese and Japanese (EALC-)    Music (MUS-)
 English (ENG-)      Near Eastern Language &Culture (NELC) Arabic   
 Film Studies (FILM-)   Philanthropic Studies (PHST-)
 Folklore (FOLK-)   Philosophy (PHIL-)
 Foreign Languages & Cultures (WLAC-)     Religious Studies (REL-)
 French (FREN-)   Spanish (SPAN-)
 German (GER-)  Technical Communications (TCM-) 

Science and Math

 Astronomy (AST-)      Geology (GEOL-)
 Biology (BIOL, MICR, BITN, all count as one dept.)     Mathematics (MATH & STAT, all count as one dept.)  
 Chemistry (CHEM-)          Computer Science (CSCI)
 Forensic Science (FIS-)       Physics (PHYS-)
 Microbiology (MICR-)         General Science (SCI-) 

Social and Behavioral Science

 Anthropology (ANTH-)      Psychology (PSY-)
 Criminal Justice (SPEA-)      Political Science (POLS-)   
 Economics (ECON-)         Sociology (SOC-)
 History (HIST-)  Women's Gender & Sexuality (WGSS-)

21 additional credits selected from anywhere in the Arts and Science academic departments.  

51 credit hours in general electives.  Courses can be selected from Professional Schools and Arts and Science academic departments.

Professional Schools

 Allied Health (AHLT-)       Military (MIL-)
 Aviation Technology (AV-)       Museum Studies (MSTD-)
 Business (BUS-)          Music (MUS-)
 Dental Assisting (DAST-)  New Media (NEWM-)
 Dental Hygiene (DHYG-)       Nursing (NURS-)
 Education (EDUC-)           Organizational Leadership & Supervision (OLS-)
 Emergency Medical (EMER-)   Philanthropic Studies (PHST-)
 Foods & Nutrition (FN-)        Physical Education (HPER-)
 Health Information Admin (HIA-)    Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
 Herron School of Art (HER-)     Social Work (SWK-)
 Informatics (INFO -)      Technical Communications (TCM-)
 Library & Information Science (SLIS)   Tourism Convention and Event Management (TCEM-)
 Labor Studies (LSTU-)     University College (UCOL)
 Medicine  

School of Engineering/Technology (maximum 30 credit hours from any combination of departments below)

 Computer Graph Tech (CGT-)         Engineering (ECE,ME, ENGER-)
 Computer & Info Tech (CIT-)       Industrial Engr Tech (IET-)
 Computer Integrated Manuf Tech (CIMT)   Industrial Engineering Tech (IET-)
 Construction Tech (CNT-)   Interior Design (INTR-)
 Elec & Computer Engr Tech (ECET-)  Mechanical Engr Tech (MET-)

 

     

For Students admitted prior to the Fall 2014 semester

Degree Requirements

  • 69 credit hours in Arts and Sciences
    • 12 credit hours in Science and Mathematics (see tab above)
    • 12 credit hours in Arts and Humanities (see tab above)
    • 12 credit hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences (see tab above)
    • 18 additional credit hours in one of the three areas listed above
    • 15 additional credit hours in Arts and Sciences electives
  • 51 credit hours in general electives; general electives can come from Professional Schools (see tab above)  and more from Arts and Sciences
  • at least 30 upper-level (300-400 level) credit hours
  • not more than 21 credit hours in a single Arts and Sciences department/subject or 30 credit hours in a Single Professional School (see tab above)
  • maximum of 90 transfer credits from colleges/universities awarding baccalaureate degrees
  • maximum of 64 transfer credits from two-year and community colleges
  • a minimum of 30 Indiana University credit hours earned at any Indiana University campus
  • a minimum of 20 credit hours earned after admission to the General Studies Degree program
  • required competencies: C or better, 3 credit hours 

Science and Mathematics

  • Below are the Departments that comprise the Science and Math area. 
    This list is not comprehensive. Transfer credits from other universities and credits from other IU campuses may also be included in this area. Consult an advisor for more information.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours with a grade of at least a C- are required from the Science and Math area.
  • No more than 21 credit hours are allowed to count from each department.
  • BIOLBITN and MICR are considered one department. No more than 21 credit hours are allowed to count from any combination of these departments.
  • MATH and STAT are considered one department. No more than 21 credit hours are allowed to count from any combination of these departments.

AST

Astronomy

BIOL

Biology

CHEM

Chemistry

CSCI

Computer and Information Science

GEOL

Geology

MATH

Mathematics

MICR

Microbiology

PHYS

Physics

STAT

Statistics

Arts and Humanities

  • Below are the Departments that comprise the Arts and Humanities area. This list is not comprehensive. Transfer credits from other universities and credits from other IU campuses may also be included in this area. Consult an advisor for more information.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours with a grade of at least a C- are required to complete the Arts and Humanities area.
  • No more than 21 credit hours are allowed to count from each department.

 AFRO

African American Studies

AMST

American Studies

ASL

American Sign Language/English Interpreting

CLAS

Classical Studies

COMM

Communication & Theatre

(includes Speech and Drama)

CMLT

Comparative Literature

EALC

East Asian Language & Culture

(Chinese & Japanese)

ENG

English

FILM

Film Studies

FINA

Fine Arts

(some of these courses are equivalent to HER Herron Art)

FOLK

Folklore

FREN

French

GER

German

HER

Herron Art

HIST

History

HPSC

History and Philosophy of Science

ITAL

Italian

JOUR

Journalism

MSTD

Museum Studies

MUS

Music (Musicology and Music History)

(Excludes performance courses like voice, piano, etc.)

NELC

Near Eastern Language & Culture (Arabic)

PHIL

Philosophy

REL

Religious Studies

SPAN

Spanish

TCM

Technical Communications

WLAC

World Language

To view the complete class schedule by department, please click here, then select the term you will be registering in.

 Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Below are the Departments that comprise the Social and Behavioral Sciences area. This list is not comprehensive. Transfer credits from other universities and credits from other IU campuses may also be included in this area. Consult an advisor for more information.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours with a grade of at least a C- are required to complete the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.
  • No more than 21 credit hours are allowed to count from each department.

 ANTH

Anthropology

SPEA

Criminal Justice

ECON

Economics

GEOG

Geography

LING

Linguistics

POLS

Political Science

PSY

Psychology

SOC

Sociology

WGSS

Women's Gender & Sexuality

To view the complete class schedule by department, please click here, then select the term you will be registering in.

Professional Schools

  • Below are the Professional Schools. The credits from these Schools are only used in the General Elective area. There are a few exceptions where credits from Professional Schools may be counted in one of the three Arts and Sciences areas. Consult your advisor. To view the complete class schedule by department, please click here, then select the term you will be registering in.
  • This list is not comprehensive. Transfer credits from other universities and credits from other IU campuses may also be included in the General Electives. Consult an advisor for more information.
  • No more than 30 credit hours are allowed to count from each School below.
  • HIAINFO and NEWM are considered one School. No more than 30 credit hours are allowed to count from any combination of these Schools.

 BUS

Business

DAST

Dental Assisting

DHYG

Dental Hygiene

EDUC

Education

FIS

Forensic & Investigative Science

FN

Foods & Nutrition

HER

Herron Art

HIA

Health Information Administration

HPER

Physical Education

INFO

Informatics

LSTU

Labor Studies

MIL

Military Science

MUS

Music (Performance, History and Musicology)

NEWM

New Media

NURS

Nursing

OLS

Organizational Leadership & Supervision

SLIS

Library Science

SPEA

Public & Environmental Affairs

(includes Criminal Justice)

SWK

Social Work

TCEM

Tourism, Conventions and Event Management

30 credit hours is the limit from any combination of Departments below:

ART

Architectural Technology

AT

Aviation Technology

BMET

Biomedical Electronics Technology

CET

Civil Engineering Technology

CGT

Computer Graphics Technology

CIMT

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology

CIT

Computer & Information Technology

CNT

Construction Technology

ECE

Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECET

Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology

ENGR

Engineering

IET

Industrial Engineering Technology

ME

Mechanical Engineering

MET

Mechanical Engineering Technology

30 credit hours is the limit from any combination of Departments below:

EMER

Emergency Medical Services (includes EMT Basic & Paramedic Science)

PBHL

Public Health

PULM

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine (includes Respiratory Therapy)

PATH

Pathology (includes Clinical Lab Science and Cytotechnology/Histotechnlogy)

RADI

Radiology (includes Radiography)

Students may earn up to 30 credit hours from any one of the following Indiana University or Purdue Schools known on campus as Professional Schools. Credits transferred from other universities' professional programs may also apply toward your degree in the same manner.

To view the complete class schedule by department, please click here, then select the term you will be registering in.

The following academic programs fall under the category of Professional Schools for the General Studies Program at IUPUI:

  • Agriculture, Purdue School of Agriculture
  • Allied Health, IU School of Allied Health (note any combination of course work completed in departments within this school count towards the 30 hour limit)
  • Business and Management Sciences, IU or Purdue Schools of Business
  • Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Computer Technology, Purdue School of Engineering & Technology
  • Education, IU School of Education
  • Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering & Technology
  • Engineering Technology (note any combination of course work completed in departments within this school count towards the 30 hour limit)
  • Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting, IU School of Dentistry
  • Dentistry, IU School of Dentistry
  • Fine Arts, Herron School of Art at IUPUI (only if Herron/Fine Arts hours are not used as Arts and Humanities)
  • Health, Physical Education Recreation, IU School of Physical Education
  • Journalism, IU School of Journalism
  • Library and Information Sciences, IU School of Library and Information Sciences
  • Military Science, Department of Military Science at IUPUI
  • Music, IU School of Music
  • Nursing, IU School of Nursing
  • Public and Environmental Affairs, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (note any combination of course work completed in departments within this school count towards the 30 hour limit)
  • Public Health, IU School of Medicine Department of Public Health
  • Social Work, IU School of Social Work