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Traditional Overall Requirements

Overall Judson University Requirements  

  • At least 120 credit hours are required for graduation.  In some cases, more than 120 hours may be required due to major requirements.
  • All students must meet 30 hour overall upper division course requirement.
  • All students must meet Judson's 30 hour residency requirement (at least 20 of last 30 hours must be in residency).
  • For most majors, minimum cumulative and major GPAs of 2.0 are required for graduation. Please check individual major requirements for variations.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all minors.
  • A maximum of 66 lower division transfer hours may be applied toward degree requirements.*
  • A maximum of 8 hrs of physical education activity courses may be applied toward graduation requirements. All activity courses
    (ESS112 to ESS148) may be repeated once for additional credit.*
  • A maximum of 8 hrs (24 hours for music majors) of applied music may be counted toward graduation requirements.*
  • A minimum of 40% of the major coursework must be completed at Judson.
  • For most majors, a minimum of 40% of major coursework must be upper division.  Please check individual major requirements for variations.
  • A maximum of 10 semester hours of independent study, readings in a divisional field, individualized study, or directed
    research may be applied to degree requirements.

* The Graduation Auditor may need to manually increase required hours if exceeded.

Course Requirements for Graduation

Traditional General Education Requirements With Less than 60 Transfer Hours, No Degree

Biblical and Theological Studies

Required = 9 Hours

Note: Once a student has matriculated at Judson, they cannot transfer in BST101, BST102 or the BST/MIN/THS gen ed elective.

  • BST101 Intro to Biblical Studies: Old Testament
  • BST102 Intro to Biblical Studies: New Testament
  • Choose one from BST222 through BST355 (except BST323, BST345, and/or BST348) or THS221, THS223, WOR/THS225X, MIN250 or MIN385.  200-level courses are most appropriate for fulfilling this elective requirement.

Writing and Literature

Required = 3 - 6 Hours - depending on placement

  • ENG101 Expository Writing or ACT/SAT
  • ENG102 Critical Thinking and Writing
    • OR Advanced Writing: ENG210, ENG211, ENG357, ENG442 or MED240 in lieu of ENG102  

ENGLISH ACT/SAT PLACEMENT:

  • ACT 27 or SAT 610-800, or higher:  Advanced Writing
  • ACT 23-26 or SAT 540-600: ENG102 (ENG101 requirement is satisfied)
  • ACT 19-22 or SAT 460-530: ENG101
  • ACT 18 or SAT 450 or below: ENG098, as a prereq for ENG101

NOTE: A grade of C or better is required for ENG101 and/or ENG102. International students who do not submit these scores may take a Judson English placement exam.

Upper Division Literature

Required = 3 Hours 

  • Choose from ENG360s or ENG370s
  • Early Childhood and Elementary Education major may take:  
      • ENG261 Children's Literature
      • ENG264  Adolescent Literature 

Speech

Required = 3 Hours

  •  SPC120 Foundations of Speech

Exercise and Sport Science

Required =2 Hours

  • ESS112-ESS148 (choose a physical activity course)
  • ESS101 Wellness

Visual and Performing arts

Required = 3 Hours

  • Choose two courses. If a three hour GEN181 equivalent course is transferred in or taken on-line at Judson, another course is still required.
    • GEN181A/M/T/F Visual Art/Music/Theater/Film Appreciation  (1.5 Hours each)

    General Studies

    Required = 5 Hours

    Note: A non-degreed student who matriculates to Judson with 60 or more transfer hours is not required to take GEN101.

    • GEN101 Questions of Life: Entering the Judson Conversation
    • GEN401 The Good Life: Continuing the Conversation

    Mathematics

    Required = 3-5 Hours - depending on placement

    MATH ACT/SAT PLACEMENT:

    • ACT 29 or SAT 650, or higher: MAT111 or MAT215 (not MAT211)
    • ACT 22-28 or SAT 520-640: MAT11 or MAT211
    • ACT 17-21 or SAT 400-510: MAT098 as a prereq for MAT111/211 (not MAT215)
    • ACT 16 or SAT 390, or below, take MAT081 as a prereq for MAT098.

    Note: international students who do not submit these scores may take a Judson math placement exam.

    Science

    Required = 4 Hours

    • Choose from the following:
      • One Science with Lab:  BIO/CHM/PHY/PHS
        • OR Two of the following Science Concepts (2 Hours each):
          • SCM181C Concepts in Chemistry
          • SCM181E Concepts in Earth/Space Science
          • SCM181L Concepts in Life Sciences
          • SCM181P Concepts in Physics 

    History

    Required = 6 Hours

    • HIS262 History of Civilization II
      • AND  HIS261 History of Civilization I
        • OR one of the following: 
          • HIS363 Medieval Europe
          • HIS365 World in Revolution
          • HIS366 Nationalism and Globalization 
          • HIS367 Mod Imperial: 18th Century to Present
          • HIS391 History and Culture of China
          • HIS392 History and Culture of Japan
          • HIS393 History and Culture in Southeast Asia
          • HIS394 Modern Latin America

    Psychology or Sociology

    Required = 3 Hours

    • PSY111 Introduction to Psychology
      • OR SOC151 Introduction to Sociology

    Traditional General Education Requirements With More than 60 Transfer Hours, No Degree.

    • A non-degreed student who matriculates to Judson with 60 or more transfer hours is expected to complete all Course Requirements for Graduation listed above except they are:
      • Required to take BST101 OR BST102 (not both). Once a student has matriculated at Judson, they cannot transfer in BST101 or BST102.
      • Not required to take GEN101

    Traditional General Education Requirements With Degree (Bachelor or Associates of Arts/Sciences):

    Most lower division general education requirements have been met by your Associate/Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution. See below for any unfulfilled lower division general education requirements.

    • BST101 Intro to Biblical Studies: Old Testament
      • OR BST102 Intro to Biblical Studies: New Testament.  Once a student has matriculated at Judson, they cannot transfer in BST101, BST102.
    • Biblical/Theological Studies Choose one from BST222 through BST355 (except BST323, BST345, and/or BST348) or THS221, THS223, WOR/THS225X, MIN250 or MIN385
    • ENG360s OR ENG370s(choose one)  
    • GEN401 The Good Life: Continuing the Conversation

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