Stevenson Educational Experience Requirements

The Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE) is comprised of general education coursework and coursework in a student’s major field of study.

The SEE general education requirements, which include writing and communication intensive courses and courses in the distribution areas of liberal arts and sciences, are outlined below. Please note that some programs may require specific courses in some of these areas. Please consult the major program requirements and suggested course sequences for more information. The complete list of these courses van be found on the Registrar's Office portal page.

Writing and Communication Requirement (15 credits):

All bachelor’s degree-seeking students must complete courses that fulfill the SEE Writing and Communication requirement: two writing instruction courses, two writing-intensive (WI) courses, and one communication-intensive (CI) course.

Two writing instruction courses:

Two Writing Intensive (WI) courses:

  • At least one WI course must be in the student's major area of study.
  • One WI course must be at the 200-level.
  • One WI course must be at the 300-level or 400 level.

One Communication Intensive (CI) course

Please note: A single course may fulfill either a WI or CI standard. No single course may count as both writing intensive and communication intensive. A single course can fulfill either a WI or CI requirement and a liberal arts and sciences distribution requirement.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement (37-39 credits).

All bachelor’s degree-seeking students must complete courses that fulfill the SEE liberal arts and sciences distribution requirement. No single course may count in more than one distribution area for the purpose of fulfilling the SEE requirement. The discipline areas are represented by the course prefix designators that precede the course number in the catalog (e.g., PHIL, REL, MATH).

Humanities (HUM; 12 credits)

Four courses in at least three different discipline areas are required.1 ENG 151 and ENG 152 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

Science and Mathematics (SR, SR-L, QL; 10–12 credits)

Three courses in at least two different discipline areas are required. Additionally,

  • One course must be a laboratory science (SR-L).
  • One course must carry the MATH designation and QL label.

Social Sciences (SS; 6 credits)

Two courses in two different discipline areas are required. 

Fine Arts (FA; 3 credits)

One course in the fine arts is required. 

Foreign Language (6 credits)

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete two semesters of a foreign language from the point of placement or complete the 202 level of a foreign language.

1The discipline areas are represented by the course prefix designators that precede the course number in the catalog (e.g. PHIL, REL, MATH)

Grade Requirements

  • The minimum passing grade for ENG 151 and ENG 152 is a "C". 

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of "D" in courses that are used to fulfill only SEE requirements.  

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in any course that fulfills both a major requirement and a SEE requirement.

 

Courses that fulfill SEE requirements are identified using the following designations in the course descriptions.

CI – Communication Intensive

FA – Fine Arts

HUM – Humanities

QL – Quantitative Literacy

SR – Scientific Reasoning

SR-L – Scientific Reasoning-Laboratory

SS – Social Sciences

WI – Writing Intensive

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