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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.

North Park Dialogue (12 sh)

Students transferring in more than 30 sh may be exempt from GS 1500. Students transferring in more than 60 sh may be exempt from GS 1500 and GS 2000.

  • GS 1500: Dialogue 1 (4 sh)
  • GS 2000: Dialogue 2 (4 sh)
  • GS 3000: Dialogue 3 (4 sh)

Biblical Studies (8 sh)

Biblical Studies (4 sh)
  • GS 1850: Introduction to Biblical Studies (4 sh)
Second Religion Course (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)

Culture and Society (4 sh)

  • BADM 3100: Making Economic Decisions (4 sh)
  • CJ 3000: Introduction to Criminal Justice (4 sh)
  • GS 1930: Introduction to Sociology (4 sh)
  • GS 2260: The Modern World (4 sh)
  • GS 2600: Comparative Politics (4 sh)
  • ISIT 3040: Web Technologies and E-commerce (4 sh)

Natural Science (4 sh)

A minimum of 4 sh in a laboratory science; at least 2 sh in a life science and at least 2 sh in a physical science.

Life Science
  • GS 1200: Natural History of Illinois (4 sh)
  • GS 1250: Nutrition (2 sh)
Physical Science
  • GS 1040: Chemistry and Our World (1 sh)
  • GS 1100: Conceptual Physics (2 sh)
  • GS 1160: Astronomy (4 sh)

Personal Development (2 sh)

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

Foreign Language (8 sh)

Must be proficient through the 1020 level.

  • GS 1010: Spanish I (4 sh)
  • GS 1020: Spanish II (4 sh)

Mathematics (4 sh)

A student may need to take prerequisites prior to completing this requirement.

  • GS 1030: Mathematical Concepts and Structures (4 sh)
  • GS 1490: Statistics in Practice (4 sh)

Fine Arts (2 sh)

  • GS 1750: Studies in Literature (2 sh)
  • GS 2030: Musical Connections: The Classical Tradition and American Jazz (3 sh)
  • GS 2250: Film Studies (3 sh)