Competency & General Education Courses
The following is a list of competencies and general education courses that must be completed by all degree-seeking students, based on Limestone's Requirements for Graduation (45-51 credit hours total):
Writing Excellence Requirement
Achieving Writing Excellence (AWE) Writing Intensive Courses (minimum 3 credit hours). Students transferring EN101 only must complete two courses. Courses which are AWE Writing Intensive Courses state "This course is writing intensive." in the course description.
Students will be able to demonstrate accurate calculating abilities and apply logical reasoning skills to solve quantitative problems by choosing one course from those below (3 credit hours).
Note: If a student does not meet the Limestone's entrance math requirement, and their major requires MA115 or MA116, they will be required to take MA114 as a prerequisite.
Literary Comprehension Requirement
Comprehend, demonstrate, or articulate the value inherent in a literary creation (3 credit hours). Choose one from those listed below.
Fine Art Requirement
Students will be able to comprehend, demonstrate, or articulate the value inherent in an artistic, musical, or dramatic creation (3 credit hours). Choose Any ME course or one from the following:
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of values and ethics in decision making (3 credit hours). Choose one from the following:
Students will develop skills and abilities in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains which support lifetime wellness (2 credit hours). Choose from any PE activity course or those listed below.
Social Science Requirement
Use social, political, global, or cultural perspectives from the study in the social sciences or foreign languages to analyze present-day issues, and forces shaping the future. (3 credit hours) Choose from the courses listed below, any Global Experience Course (IS201-222), or any foreign language.
Computer Science Requirement
Students will apply the scientific method as an analytical problem solving or general inquiry model and integrate scientific principles and appropriate information technologies into the student’s field of study (3 credit hours). Choose one computer science course (100-level and above)
Lab Science Requirement
Apply the scientific method as an analytical problem solving or general inquiry model and integrate scientific principles and appropriate information technologies into the student’s field of study (4 credit hours). Choose one Lab science.
Critical Thinking Requirement
Students will develop and refine their higher-order thinking skills (3 credit hours). Must be junior standing (60+ credit hours).
*Note: Course(s) must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
**Note: Course may be waived based on:
- SAT Scores - 440 on the verbal section to waive EN100, and 500 on the mathematics section to waive MA114
- ACT scores - 18 on the writing or English section to waive EN100, and 18 on the mathematics section to waive MA114
- Limestone College placement exam for English and/or Math
- Transfer credit from another regionally accredited college or university.