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General Requirements

Through Montana State University Billings Online, you can easily get started on a degree by taking online courses that are the General Requirements common to most degree programs at Montana State University Billings. These courses may also be transferred to a degree program at any other accepting college or university. Students wishing to transfer courses to another institution are encouraged to gain prior approval from their academic advisor.

The information below provides and overview of some of the online courses available for fulfilling General Requirements at Montana State University Billings.

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General Education Category Course Number Course Title Credits
I. Writing ENGL 150 College Composition 3
(6 credits) ENGL 226 Research Writing 3
  ENGL 301 Business Communication 3
  ENGL 140 Business Writing 3
  ENGL 145 Technical Communication 3
II. Oral Skills COMT 109 Human Relations 3
(3 credits) COMT 110 Interpersonal Communication 3
  COMT 130 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
III. Mathematics MATH 106 College Algebra 3
(3 credits) MATH 121 Finite Mathematics 4
  MATH 141 Contemporary Mathematics 3
  STAT 141 Introduction to Statistics 3
  STAT 241 Statistical Methods 4
IV. Natural Sciences BIOL 101 Survey of Biology 3
(7 credits) BIOL 115 Survey of Biology Lab 1
(1 life science, PHYS 101 Earth, Air, Fire, & Water 3
1 physical science, PHYS 102 Earth, Air, Fire, & Water Lab 1
1 lab or integrated science option) SCIN 101/102/103 Integrated Science I, II, III 3,1,3
V. Social Sciences BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
(6 credits) ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
(2 courses from seperate ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
prefixes) PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
  SOCL 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCL 221 Social Problems 3
VI. History HIST 104 History of World CIvilization to 1500 3
(3 credits) HIST 105 History of World Civilization since 1500 3
  HIST 204 US History to 1877 3
  HIST 205 US History since 1877 3
VII. Cultural Diversity GEOG 102 World Geography 3
(3 credits) GEOG 120 Environment and Culture 3
  NAMS 181 Introduction to Native American Studies 3
  NAMS 211 Social Issues of the Native American 3
  COMT 160 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3
VIII. Fine Arts COMT 150 Introduction to Theatre and Performance 3
(3 credits) ENGL 160 Reading and Responding to Literature 3
  ENGL 204 Fundamentals of Creative Writing 3
IX. Integrated Humanities ART 132 Art History Survey 3
(3 credits) PHIL 115 Ethics 3
  PHIL 117 Philosophies of Life 3
  PHIL 314 Business Ethics 3

Students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor in selecting courses toward fulfillment of General Education Requirements to ensure that they successfully meet all degree requirements and also fulfill the student’s academic interests and goals. For academic advising and course selection assistance, please contact the MSU Billings Online Advisor.

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