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Common Studies

All William Woods University undergraduate students complete a Common Studies program. Upon completion of their Common Studies courses, students are expected to possess the knowledge and skills to meet the university’s general education objectives.

Common Studies Name Hours
Communication 9
Creative and Aesthetic Sensibility 3
Critical Thinking 3
Cultural Diversity 3
Historical Perspective 6
Mathematics 3
Meaning 3
Natural Science 7
Social Science 3
Value 3


Common Studies requirements/Major requirements - Courses can count toward major and Common Studies requirements simultaneously. For example, ART 105 may be used to meet requirements for the Art Education major and for Common Studies.

The requirements for several components include 100-level and 200-level courses in various categories. A 100-level course is one with a course number from 100 to 199, such as English 101 or Math 114. A 200-level coruse is one with a course number from 200 to 299, such as English 205 or ECN 251.

A course cannot be used to fulfill more than one common studies requirement.

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