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BA General Education Requirements

Students earning a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in any School of Adult Learning major must earn 44 semester hours of general education courses. These may be taken at North Park University or transferred to the University from a previous institution.

Foundation Seminar (4 sh)

  • GS 2050: Strategies and Technologies for Professional Development (4 sh)

Human Society (8 sh)

  • BADM 3100: Principles of Macro & Micro Economics (4 sh)
  • CJ 3000: Introduction to Criminal Justice (4 sh)
  • GS 1050: Introduction to Psychology (4 sh)
  • GS 1930: Introduction to Sociology (4 sh)
  • ISIT 3040: Web Technologies and E-Commerce (4 sh)

Research Writing Designation (4 sh)

  • GS 2080: Writing for the Disciplines (4 sh)—WR

Biblical Studies (4 sh)

  • GS 1850: Introduction to Biblical Studies (4 sh)—WI

Art & Aesthetic Interpretation (2 sh)

  • GS 1750: Studies in Literature (2 sh)
  • GS 2030: Musical Connections (3 sh)
  • GS 2250: Film Studies (3 sh)

Christian Life and Thought (4 sh)

  • GS 2210: Jesus of Nazareth (4 sh)
  • GS 2300: Faith and Business (4 sh)
  • GS 2550: Christian Ethics (4 sh)
  • GS 3520: Christian Spirituality (4 sh)
  • GS 3620: World Religions (4 sh)

Ethical Reasoning (2 sh)

Integrated into majors

  • ORG 4120: Business Ethics (4 sh)
  • CJ 4300: Professional Issues, Ethics, and Diversity (4 sh)
  • CPSY 4400: Practicum in Counseling Psychology (4 sh)
  • GS 2550: Christian Ethics (4 sh)

Intercultural & Global Competence (8 sh)

  • BADM 3700: International Business (4 sh)
  • CPSY 3800: Principles of Counseling Diverse
    Populations (4 sh)
  • GS 1010: Spanish 1 (4 sh)
  • GS 1020: Spanish 2 (4 sh)
  • GS 2600: Comparative Politics (4 sh)
  • GS 3150: Global Themes in History (4 sh)
  • GS 3620: World Religions (4 sh)
  • PLA: Language Exam (4-8 sh)

Writing Intensive Designation (4 sh)

Integrated into majors

  • BADM 4400: Strategic Management (4 sh)—WI
  • CJ 3300: Juvenile Justice System (4 sh)—WI
  • CPSY 2010: Research Methods and Design (4 sh)—WI
  • CPSY 4120: Biopsychosocial Disorders (4 sh)—WI
  • ISIT 3030: Information Systems in Organizations
    (4 sh)—WI
  • ISIT 3040: Web Technologies and E-Commerce (4 sh)—WI
  • NPM 4200: Building Public and Financial Support for Nonprofits (4 sh)—WI
  • ORG 3034: Business Communication (4 sh)—WI
  • ORG 4094: Principles of Marketing (4 sh)—WI
  • GS 1850: Introduction to Biblical Studies (4 sh)—WI

Analytical & Quantitative Reasoning (4 sh)

  • GS 1030: Concepts & Structures of Mathematics (4 sh)
  • GS 1490: Statistics in Practice (4 sh)

Capstone Seminar (0 sh)

  • GS 4000: Integrative Capstone Seminar (0 sh)

Health and Well-Being (2 sh)

  • GS 1400: Personal Development (2 sh)
  • GS 1450: Adult Wellness and Fitness (2 sh)

Natural Sciences (4 sh)

Must include lab component

  • GS 1040: Chemistry in Our World (2 sh)
  • GS 1100: Conceptual Physics (2 sh)
  • GS 1160: Astronomy (4 sh)
  • GS 1200: Natural History of Illinois (4 sh)
  • GS 1250: Nutrition (2 sh)