Minnesota: General Education

For all associate and bachelor’s programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, all incoming students residing in the state of Minnesota, will have completed at least thirty hours of general education credits. The student’s associate degree courses will be evaluated before enrollment for the following information:

At least six credit hours must be taken in each of the following general education areas; Written Communication, Humanities, Behavioral/ Social Science, and Science/ Math. In the area of Humanities, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education requires Minnesota residents to complete six credits, only three of which can be completed at American Sentinel University. Minnesota state students will need to have completed and accepted for transfer credit, an additional three credits for a Humanities course in history, in order to meet both American Sentinel and Minnesota general education Humanities requirements.

In addition, computer and/or information technology courses are not considered as general education by the state of Minnesota. Therefore, general education transfer credit will not be granted for any courses considered computer and/or information technology. Nor can students complete their general education program requirements at American Sentinel by taking any of the computer and/or information technology courses that are offered in the general education category.

If a prospective student is found to be deficient in one of the general education areas, they will be required to take courses at American Sentinel University or have acceptable transfer credit that will fulfill the missing general education requirements. These requirements will need to be met in order to graduate as long as the student is a resident of Minnesota.

The following chart identifies courses with double asterisks, that the Minnesota Office of Higher Education has indicated may not be used to meet general education requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION (30 credit hours)
Six credit hours are required in each general education category shown. All students are required to take one history course and one mathematics course. **Denotes courses not accepted by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
OR100 Orientation 0
Written Communication (choose 6 credit hours)
COM115 Public Speaking 3
COM240 Principles of Business Communications 3
COM412 Professional Communication 3
ENG105 Beginning Writing 3
ENG110 English Composition 3
ENG400 Special Topics in Writing 1
**Humanities (choose 6 credit hours, including one history course)
HIS125 Western Civilization I** 3
HIS225 Western Civilization II** 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI320 Computer Ethics** 3
PHI454 Business Ethics 3
Science, behavioral and Social Sciences (choose 6 credit hours)
ECN220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECN221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS226 U.S. History 3
POLS101 American Government 3
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC135 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC250 Technology and Society 3
**Science, Mathematics and Information Technology
(choose 6 credit hours, including one mathematics/math course)
BIO130 Introduction to Biology 3
BIO130L Introduction to Biology Lab 3
CHEM101 General Chemistry 3
CHEM101L General Chemistry Lab 1
IS101 Introduction to Computer Science** 3
MA101 College Mathematics 3
MA120 College Algebra 3
MA200 Introduction to Statistics 3
MA215 Statistics 3
Global Awareness (choose 6 credit hours)
ANTH101 Cultural Anthropology 3
ENV101 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
GEO200 Global Geography 3
NUTR101 Global Nutrition 3
PHI215 Philosophy of Religions 3
SOC220 Globalization 3