FAQ Frequently Asked Questions about the CCS

Is there a minimum number of courses a student must complete?

Each student must complete a minimum of seven courses that are distinct from one another, FYS, H, SS, NS, Q, and the two courses outside the major division.

How are the two courses outside the major defined?

Courses used to meet the two additional courses outside the major division are defined as

  • Any course from a humanities subject area
  • Any course from a social science subject area
  • Any course from an engineering subject area
  • Any natural science with a lab (NS) or an STSC course from a natural science or engineering subject area

How many courses are needed to complete the Elementary Language Proficiency requirement?

The Elementary Language Proficiency (EPSL) requirement may be met by completing only one course at the 102 or higher level (102 alone is sufficient).  Students starting at the 101 level will need to complete both 101 and 102 to meet the requirement.

A course is listed as having multiple attributes, can it meet more than one requirement?

The V, W, EPSL, and GM-except as noted below, requirements may overlap with each other and with the H, SS, NS, and Q requirements. The H, SS, NS, Q and the two courses from separate divisions outside the major  requirements can not overlap each other.

Can a single course be used to complete the GM requirement?

No, students must complete both a GM1 and a GM2 course. Some courses qualify as both, but may only be used towards one of the two requirements.

CCS Attribute Codes:

  • FYS-First Year Seminar
  • H-Humanities Outcome
  • SS-Social Science Outcome
  • NS-Natural Science with lab Outcome
  • Q-Quantitative Reasoning Outcome
  • STSC-Science and Technology in a Social Context Outcome
  • EPSL-Elementary Proficiency in a Second Language Outcome
  • GM1-Global and Multicultural 1 Outcome
  • GM2-Global and Multicultural 2 Outcome
  • V-Values Outcome
  • W-Writing Outcome