Distributions

“When do I get to choose the classes I want to take?”

Distributions are the classes where you have a choice. You can experience the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, cultural perspectives and religion, but you get to choose the class that interests you the most in each of these areas. Have you always wanted to take art appreciation, social drama or geography and food? Here’s your chance — and have it count toward your Compass requirements.

Arts
6 hours (with an attached competency) in Dramatic Media, Music and Visual Arts

Humanities
6 hours (with an attached competency) in English, Geography, History, Mexican-American Studies, Philosophy and Women’s Studies
– Must be satisfied by courses in two different disciplines

Natural Sciences & Math
6 hours (with an attached competency) from the following: in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Math, Physics and Statistics
– At least one natural science course must have a lab
– Must be satisfied by courses in two different disciplines

Professional Applications
3 hours (with an attached competency) in Business, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Information Systems and Kinesiology

Cultural Perspective & Religion
3 hours (with an attached competency) in Classical Studies, Greek, Hebrew, French, Spanish and Theology

Social Sciences
6 hours (with an attached competency) in Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology 
– Must be satisfied by courses in two different disciplines

For a course to count toward completion of a distribution, it must have a competency. For example, SOCI-130-01-P will count toward completion of the Social Sciences requirement since it has an attached competency (Problem Solving). SOCI-238-01-G would also count. PSYC-234-01 will not count toward completion of the Social Sciences requirement because it does not have a designated competency.