Southern Union State Community College offers a short-term General Education Certificate designed to assist students in developing an academic foundation for the Associate in Science Degree or transfer to a four-year college or university before degree attainment. The certificate provides an opportunity for students to enter the workforce immediately with improved or acquired written and oral communication skills, critical thinking, cultural and social understanding., and overall knowledge in order to be more competitive in the workforce. The short-term certificate signifies the student has earned 29 hours of general education requirements.
This certificate may be earned fully online by completing the options available in each area that are taught online.
General Education Short Certificate
|Written Composition I and II||6|
|ENG 101 and ENG 102 (A minimum grade of 'C" is required)|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||3-9|
|*Core Humanities and Fine Arts include, Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Philosophy or Ethics, Religious Studies, and Theater Appreciation|
|ART 100, HUM 101, MUS 101, REL 151, REL 152, THR 120, IDS 102|
|Natural Science and Mathematics||6-8|
Minimum level math: Precalculus Algebra (MTH 112) or Finite Math (MTH 110) level or higher.
**Core Disciplines in the Natural Sciences include astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, physics, physical science and earth science.
|AST 220, BIO 101*, 102, or BIO 103*, 104, CHM 104*, 111*, 112,|
|PHS 111, 112, PHY 201, 202, OR PHY 213, 214|
*Note: BIO 101 and BIO 103 can not be taken together to fulfill
the science requirements of Area III. CHM 104 and CHM 111 may not be taken together to fulfill the science requirements of Area III.
|History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences||6 - 9|
***Core History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences include, Economics,
Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and History.
|ECO 231, 232, GEO 100, POL 211, PSY 200, 210, or SOC 200|
|Electives (ORI 101 is required)||1-3|
Example: General Education Short-Term Certificate Curriculum Map
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
MTH 110 or
|PSY 200||General Psychology||3|
|Humanities||ART 100, MUS 101, HUM 101, THR 120||3|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|BIO 103||Principles of Biology||4|
|HIS 101||History of Western Civilization||3|
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Fundamentals of Public Speaking