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North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, Alabama

 Established in 1891, under the Second Morrill Act of 1890, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a land-grant, doctoral, high research activity, historically Black institution. N.C. A&T is the nation’s top ranked (Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2020) and largest HBCU (U.S. Dept. of Education). The university is known for its leadership in producing graduates in engineering, agriculture and other STEM fields, and it aims to be recognized as the institution of choice for high achieving students. A constituent member of the University of North Carolina System, A&T is located in Greensboro.

As a public, high research activity land-grant university, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a research engine, education center and economic catalyst serving not only this state, but the nation. With students drawn from nearly every state in America, and six continents around the world, our educational impact is as broad and deep as any university in the Southeastern United States. We are not only America’s top-rated historically black university (HBCU), but its largest for seven consecutive years, as well as its leading HBCU STEM institution. We produce more African American engineers and agricultural scientists than any university in the nation, and we are home to the top public HBCU business school in the country. 

 


Last Updated: 2021-09-16


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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s General Education program is based on the University’s Core Values:

1. Responsibility

2. Excellence

3. Integrity

4. Inclusiveness

5. Learning

The general education program consists of 32 credit hours, which satisfies SACSCOC Core Requirement 2.7.3. In compliance with SACSCOC Comprehensive Standard 3.5.1, North Carolina A&T State University's general education program identifies college-level competencies within the specific general education category outcomes: Written Communication; Mathematical, Logical, and Analytical Reasoning; Scientific Reasoning; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Humanities and Fine Arts; Knowledge of African-American Culture and History; Global Awareness; and Student Success.

All information regarding the curriculum, course list, guide to outcomes, as well as course addition information is published on North Carolina A&T State University's general education website: https://www.ncat.edu/provost/general-education-resources/index.php

 

Students at North Carolina A&T State University are required to pass their General Education courses per the university requirement. To earn a Passport at the University, students must achieve a C or better in all lower-division general education courses counted toward it. 

Existing program-level courses that align with the specific general education category outcomes and rationale, are proposed to the General Education Council (GEC) for inclusion on the general education course list. Programs submit general education courses to the GEC for review. The proposal consists of the following:

1.            A completed General Education Course List Addition Form (available on website)

2.            Completed Signature Page (with designated course coordinator)

3.            Detailed Course Syllabus

4.            Completed Criteria for Reviewing General Education Course Requests form with signatures (available on website)

Students transferring to North Carolina A&T State University with an AA or AS degree (or completing the general education core, even without an AA or AS degree) from a North Carolina community college will have met all credit requirements for the NC A&T State University general education curriculum.

The Interstate Passport porgram facilitates block transfer of lower-division general education courses to and from participating institutions in the Interstate Passport Network. Because the program's 9 knowledge and skill areas intersect with the University's General Education Program outcomes, North Carolina A&T State University students who earn a Passport and transfer to another institution in the Network will be recognized as having compmleted all or nearly all of its lower-division general education requirements. Likewise, students tranferring into North Carolina A&T State University with a Passport will be recognized as having completed all or nearly all lower-division general education requirements. 

 

Students will be able to apply verbal/oral practices appropriate to specific tasks and audiences. English courses listed in the written communication area address the verbal/oral student learning outcomes as well, so no additional course is required in this area. Students who want more in-depth experience in oral communication or plan to pursue certain majors, however, are encouraged to take a speech course as listed below. 

Oral Communication
Courses in Oral Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
SPCH 250 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Students will be able to apply writing practices appropriate to specific tasks and audiences. Students must complete with a C or better both English courses in the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in Written Communication.

Courses in Written Communication
Courses in Courses in Written Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 100 Ideas and their Expressions I
ENGL 101 Ideas and their Expressions II

Students will be able to apply quantitative and mathematical reasoning to solve problems in diverse contexts. Students must complete with a C or better at least two courses in the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in Quantitative Literacy. One of the two courses must have a MATH department prefix (ex. MATH xxx). 

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
HIST 277 Quantitative History
MATH 101 Fundamentals of Algebra and Trigonometry I
MATH 102 Fundamentals of Algebra and Trigonometry II
MATH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry for Engineers and Scientists I
MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry for Engineers and Scientists II
MATH 107 Math Literacy and Explorations
MATH 108 Mathematics in Society
MATH 110 Pre-Calculus for Engineers and Scientists
MATH 111 College Algebra and Trigonometry
MATH 112 Calculus for Non Math Majors
MATH 123 Discrete Mathematics I
MATH 131 Calculus I
MATH 132 Calculus II
MATH 224 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 231 Calculus III
PHIL 102 Logic
STAT 214 Statistics for Social Sciences

Students will be able to analyze real world phenomena, issues, and problems using principles and processes of scientific inquiry. Students must complete with a C or better one of the Life Sciences options, one of the Physical Science options, and a lab associated with one of the selected courses to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in the Natural Sciences.


Scientific Reasoning - Life Sciences
Courses in Scientific Reasoning - Life Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 100 Biological Science and Laboratory
BIOL 100L Biological Science Laboratory
BIOL 101 Concepts of Biology I and Lab
BIOL 101L Concepts in Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 102 Concepts of Biology II and Lab
BIOL 102L Concepts in Biology II Laboratory

Scientific Reasoning - Physical Science
Courses in Scientific Reasoning - Physical Science
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ASME 234 Weather and Climate Studies
CHEM 100 Physical Science
CHEM 104 General Chemistry IV
CHEM 106 General Chemistry VI
CHEM 107 General Chemistry VII
CHEM 110 Physical Science Laboratory
CHEM 114 General Chemistry IV Laboratory
CHEM 116 General Chemistry VI Laboratory
CHEM 117 General Chemistry VII Laboratory
ENVS 201 The Earth's Environment
PHYS 101 Introduction to Astronomy
PHYS 104 Introduction to Cosmology
PHYS 105 Physics for Non-Scientists
PHYS 110 Survey of Physics
PHYS 111 Survey of Physics Laboratory
PHYS 214 Astronomy I
PHYS 215 Astronomy II
PHYS 224 Astronomy I Laboratory
PHYS 225 College Physics I
PHYS 226 College Physics II
PHYS 235 College Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 236 College Physics II Laboratory
PHYS 241 General Physics I
PHYS 242 General Physics II
PHYS 251 General Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 252 General Physics II Laboratory

Students completing courses in this area will examine the complexity of global issues from multiple societal perpectives as well as analyze the experiences of various ethnic groups from multiple perspectives. Students must complete with a C or better at least three courses in the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in Human Cultures. One course must be in the Global Awareness category and two courses must be in the Ethnic Cultures and Humanities category. One of the two courses in the latter category must be in the list of required courses. Courses in this area that appear in other areas, such as Creative Expression, may not be duplicated.


Global Awareness
Courses in Global Awareness
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
HIST 130 The Contemporary Global Experience
HIST 206 Pre-Modern World History
HIST 207 Modern World History
HIST 216 African History Since 1800
HIST 231 Genocide
MGMT 221 Global Business Environment
PHIL 103 World Religions
PHIL 201 Business Ethics

Ethnic Cultures and Humanities
Courses in Ethnic Cultures and Humanities
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 200 Survey of Humanities I
ENGL 201 Survey of Humanities II
ENGL 211 Survey of African American Literature I
ENGL 212 Survey of African American Literature II
ENGL 230 World Literature I
ENGL 231 World Literature II
HIST 103 NC A&T State University History: A Legacy of Social Activism and Aggie Pride
HIST 106 African American History to 1877
HIST 107 African American History 1877 to the Present
LIBS 202 Introduction to African American Studies
MUSI 220 History of Black Music in America
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 104 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 266 Contemporary Moral Problems
PHIL 267 Phil Love and Friendship

Students will be able to understand thinking as a process utilizing strategies for analysis, reasoning, and inquiry. The Passport Learning Outcomes for Critical Thinking are embedded in the courses offered in the other knowledge and skills areas. For additional experience in critical thinking, students are encouraged to complete a course from the list below while not duplicating a course taken in another knowledge or skill area. 

 

Critical Thinking
Courses in Critical Thinking
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 100 Ideas and Their Expressions I
ENGL 101 Ideas and Their Expressions II
HIST 277 Quantitative History
MATH 123 Discrete Mathematics I
PHIL 102 Logic
PHIL 104 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 201 Business Ethics
PHIL 266 Contemporary Moral Problems
PHIL 267 Philosophy of Love and Friendship
SPCH 250 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
STAT 214 Statistics for Social Sciences

Students will be able to examine human experience through the interpretation of artistic, intellectual, or cultural expression. Students must complete with a C or bette one course from the list below to meet the requirements for the Passport Learning Outcomes in Creative Expression. Courses in this area that appear in other areas, such as Human Cultures, cannot be duplicated.

 

Creative Expression
Courses in Creative Expression
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 200 Survey of Humanities I
ENGL 201 Survey of Humanities II
ENGL 211 Survey of African AmerIcan Literature I
ENGL 212 Survey of African American Literature II
ENGL 230 World Literature I
ENGL 231 World Literature II
MUSI 216 Music Appreciation
MUSI 220 History of Black Music in America


Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork fundamentals as well as collaborate in ethically sensitive ways. The learning outcomes for Teamwork and Value Systems are embedded in the laboratory courses listed in the Natural Sciences area. No additional course is required in this area.

Scientific Reasoning Laboratories
Courses in Scientific Reasoning Laboratories
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 102L Concepts in Biology II Laboratory
CHEM 110 Physical Science Laboratory
CHEM 114 General Chemistry IV Laboratory
CHEM 116 General Chemistry VI Laboratory
CHEM 117 General Chemistry VII Laboratory
PHYS 111 Survey of Physics Laboratory
PHYS 224 Astronomy I Laboratory
PHYS 235 College Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 236 College Physics II Laboratory
PHYS 251 General Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 252 General Physics II Laboratory

Students will be able to apply methods of analysis used in the social and behavioral sciences in the examination of individual and group behavior. Students must complete with a C or better one course in the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in the Human Society and the Individual area.

Social and Behavioral Science
Courses in Social and Behavioral Science
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ECON 200 Introductory Microeconomics
ECON 201 Introductory Macroeconomics
FCS 181 Social-Psychological Aspects of Dress
FCS 260 Introduction to Human Development
FIN 279 Personal Finance
HIST 104 U.S. History from 1492-1877
HIST 105 U.S. History from 1877-Present
HIST 130 The World Since 1945
HIST 206 Pre-Modern World History
HIST 207 Modern World History
HIST 216 African History Since 1800
JOMC 240 Media History
POLI 110 American Government and Politics
PSYC 101 General Psychology for Non-Majors
SOCI 100 Principles of Sociology
SOCI 200 Introduction to Anthropology
SSFM 226 A Personal Approach to Health


Program Highlights


North Carolina A&T State University offers 54 baccalaureate degree programs, 29 master’s degree programs, and nine doctoral programs to a student population of over 12,750 students. N.C. A&T consists of eight colleges and one joint school:

 

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

College of Education

College of Engineering

John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences

College of Science and Technology

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

The Graduate College


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Stephanie Luster-Teasley
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