Systemwide General Education Exceptions


The Kansas Board of Regents' (KBOR) new systemwide general education requirements will be implemented for students starting at the university in Fall 2024. Below are the approved exceptions for the general education requirements, which are categorized by the degree programs within their academic area. View KBOR's complete list of approved program exceptions on their website.

Exceptions by Academic Unit

  1. Title of the course that the institution wishes to continue requiring in the GE section of the degree and not waive (e.g., Physics I) that is a prerequisite course to a post requisite course in the major section of the degree.
  2. Title of the post requisite course in the major portion of the degree (e.g., Physics II) OR Accreditation/Licensure issue

Exceptions noted with an asterisk (*) have been approved as permanent exceptions.
Major(s)Discipline BucketCourse title that the institution wishes to continue in the GE degree requirements1Title of the post requisite course or Accreditation/Licensure issue2
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Human Biology with Anthropology, Psychology, Speech Language Hearing, or Applied Behavioral Science ConcentrationsNatural & Physical Sciences

BIOL 150: Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology; or

BIOL 152: Principles of Organismal Biology & BIOL 154: Introductory Biology Lab for STEM Majors

BIOL 350: Principles of Genetics
Microbiology;
Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology
Natural & Physical SciencesCHEM 130: General Chemistry ICHEM 135: General Chemistry II
Bachelor of Science Degree
BiochemistryNatural & Physical Sciences

CHEM 130: General Chemistry I; or

CHEM 170: Chemistry for Chemical Sciences I

CHEM 135: General Chemistry II
Biochemistry;
Biology;
Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Natural & Physical Sciences

BIOL 150: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology; or

BIOL 152: Organismal Biology & BIOL 154: Intro to Biology Lab

BIOL 350: Principles of Genetics
Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal BiologyNatural & Physical SciencesBIOL 150: Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology & 154: Introductory Biology Lab for STEM MajorsBIOL 350: Principles of Genetics
MicrobiologyNatural & Physical Sciences

BIOL 150: Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology; or

BIOL 152: Principles of Organismal Biology & BIOL 154: Introductory Biology Lab for STEM Majors

BIOL 350: Principles of Genetics
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental BiologyNatural & Physical SciencesCHEM 130: General Chemistry ICHEM 135: General Chemistry II

 

  1. Title of the course that the institution wishes to continue requiring in the GE section of the degree and not waive (e.g., Physics I) that is a prerequisite course to a post requisite course in the major section of the degree.
  2. Title of the post requisite course in the major portion of the degree (e.g., Physics II) OR Accreditation/Licensure issue

Exceptions noted with an asterisk (*) have been approved as permanent exceptions.
Major(s)Discipline BucketCourse title that the institution wishes to continue in the GE degree requirements1Title of the post requisite course or Accreditation/Licensure issue2
Bachelor of Science Degree
Architectural StudiesArts & HumanitiesARCH 340 (previously 540): Global History of Architecture I: Origins to Industrial Revolution (3500 BCE -1700 CE)Accreditation/hours issue
Interior ArchitectureArts & HumanitiesARCH 340 (previously 540): Global History of Architecture I: Origins to Industrial Revolution (3500 BCE – 1700 CE)Accreditation/hours issue
Interior ArchitectureNatural & Physical SciencesPHSX 114: College Physics IARCH 530: Environmental Systems I

 

  1. Title of the course that the institution wishes to continue requiring in the GE section of the degree and not waive (e.g., Physics I) that is a prerequisite course to a post requisite course in the major section of the degree.
  2. Title of the post requisite course in the major portion of the degree (e.g., Physics II) OR Accreditation/Licensure issue

Exceptions noted with an asterisk (*) have been approved as permanent exceptions.
Major(s)Discipline BucketCourse title that the institution wishes to continue in the GE degree requirements1Title of the post requisite course or Accreditation/Licensure issue2
Bachelor of Science in Business Degree
Accounting;
Business Administration;
Business Analytics;
Finance;
Information Systems;
Marketing;
Management & Leadership;
Supply Chain Management;
Social & Behavioral SciencesECON 142: Principles of Microeconomics

MGMT 310: Principles of Management

MKTG 310: Marketing

BE 301: Managerial Economics

FIN 310: Finance

Accounting;
Business Administration;
Business Analytics;
Finance;
Information Systems;
Marketing;
Management & Leadership;
Supply Chain Management

Social & Behavioral SciencesPSYC 104: General Psychology

MGMT 310: Principles of Management

MKTG 310: Marketing

 

  1. Title of the course that the institution wishes to continue requiring in the GE section of the degree and not waive (e.g., Physics I) that is a prerequisite course to a post requisite course in the major section of the degree.
  2. Title of the post requisite course in the major portion of the degree (e.g., Physics II) OR Accreditation/Licensure issue

Exceptions noted with an asterisk (*) have been approved as permanent exceptions.
Major(s)Discipline BucketCourse title that the institution wishes to continue in the GE degree requirements1Title of the post requisite course or Accreditation/Licensure issue2
Bachelor of Applied Science & Bachelor of Science Degrees
Exercise ScienceNatural & Physical SciencesBIOL 100: Principles of BiologyBIOL 240: Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
Bachelor of Science in Education Degree
Community HealthCommunicationsCOMS 130: Public SpeakingCOMS 246: Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Community HealthNatural & Physical SciencesBIOL 100: Principles of Biology & BIOL 102: Principles of Biology Laboratory

BIOL 240: Fundamentals of Human Anatomy,

BIOL 246: Principles of Human Physiology

Early Childhood UnifiedSocial & Behavioral SciencesEPSY 305: Development and Learning of the ChildEPSY 480: Promoting Student Social-Emotional Well-Being
Physical Education PlusNatural & Physical SciencesBIOL 100: Principles of BiologyBIOL 240: Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
Secondary Education – History & GovernmentNatural & Physical SciencesGEOG 104:Introduction to Physical Geography & 105: Introductory Laboratory in Physical GeographyTeaching Licensure
Secondary Education – History & GovernmentSocial & Behavioral SciencesGEOG 100: World Regional GeographyTeaching Licensure
Secondary Education – History & GovernmentSocial & Behavioral SciencesPOLS 110: Introduction to U.S. PoliticsTeaching Licensure
Secondary Education – History & GovernmentArts & HumanitiesHIST 128: History of the United States Through the Civil WarTeaching Licensure
Secondary Education – History & GovernmentArts & HumanitiesHIST 129: History of the United States after the Civil WarTeaching Licensure

 

  1. Title of the course that the institution wishes to continue requiring in the GE section of the degree and not waive (e.g., Physics I) that is a prerequisite course to a post requisite course in the major section of the degree.
  2. Title of the post requisite course in the major portion of the degree (e.g., Physics II) OR Accreditation/Licensure issue

Exceptions noted with an asterisk (*) have been approved as permanent exceptions.
Major(s)Discipline BucketCourse title that the institution wishes to continue in the GE degree requirements1Title of the post requisite course or Accreditation/Licensure issue2
Bachelor of Science Degree
*Aerospace EngineeringSocial & Behavioral Sciences

ECON 104/105: Introductory Economics; or

ECON 142/143: Principles of Microeconomics; or

ECON 144/145: Principles of Macroeconomics

AE 522: Aerospace Systems Design II

AE 523: Space Systems Design II

AE 524: Aerospace Propulsion Design

AE 721: Aircraft Design

*Aerospace EngineeringNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory, and completion with C- or better

CE 260: Statics and Dynamics

PHSX 212: Physics II

PHSX 236: Physics II Laboratory

ME 212: Thermodynamics

EECS 316: Circuits I

*Applied (formerly Interdisciplinary) Computing: Astronomy ConcentrationNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory

PHSX 212: General Physics II

PHSX 236: General Physics II Laboratory

*Applied (formerly Interdisciplinary) Computing: Biology ConcentrationNatural & Physical SciencesCHEM 130: General Chemistry ICHEM 135: General Chemistry II
*Applied (formerly Interdisciplinary) Computing: Chemistry ConcentrationNatural & Physical Sciences

CHEM 130: General Chemistry I; or

CHEM 170: Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences I; or

CHEM 190: Foundations of Chemistry I Honors

CHEM 135: General Chemistry II
*Applied (formerly Interdisciplinary) Computing: Economics ConcentrationSocial & Behavioral SciencesECON 142: Principles of MicroeconomicsECON 520: Microeconomics
*Applied (formerly Interdisciplinary) Computing: Journalism ConcentrationArts & HumanitiesJMC 101: Media and Society

JMC 300: Visual Storytelling

JMC 304: Media Writing

*Applied (formerly Interdisciplinary) Computing: Physics ConcentrationNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory

PHSX 212: General Physics II

PHSX 236: General Physics II Laboratory

*Architectural EngineeringNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory, and completion with C- or better

ARCE 315: Electric Circuits and Machines CE 260: Statics and Dynamics

ME 212: Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

PHSX 212: General Physics II

*Architectural EngineeringSocial & Behavioral Sciences

ECON 104/105: Introductory Economics; or

ECON 142/143: Principles of Microeconomics; or

ECON 144/145: Principles of Macroeconomics

Accreditation/hours issue
*Architectural EngineeringArts & HumanitiesARCH 340 (previously 540): Global History of Architecture I: Origins to Industrial Revolution (3500 BCE -1700 CE)Accreditation/hours issue
*Chemical EngineeringNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory, and completion with C- or better

PHSX 212: General Physics II

PHSX 236: General Physics II Laboratory

C&PE 221, 325, 511, 512, 524, 525, 611, 613, 615, 616, 624, 626

CHEM 525

*Civil EngineeringNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory, and completion with C- or better

ARCE 315: Electric Circuits and Machines

CE 260: Statics and Dynamics

ME 212: Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

PHSX 212: General Physics II

*Civil EngineeringSocial & Behavioral Sciences

ECON 104/105: Introductory Economics; or

ECON 142/143: Principles of Microeconomics; or

ECON 144/145: Principles of Macroeconomics

Accreditation/hours issue
*Computer EngineeringNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory

EECS 220: Electromagnetics
*Electrical EngineeringNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory

EECS 220: Electromagnetics I
*Engineering PhysicsNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory, and completion with C- or better

PHSX 212: General Physics II

PHSX 236: General Physics II Laboratory

*Mechanical EngineeringSocial & Behavioral Sciences

ECON 104/105: Introductory Economics; or

ECON 142/143: Principles of Microeconomics; or

ECON 144/145: Principles of Macroeconomics

Accreditation/hours issue
*Mechanical EngineeringArts & HumanitiesPHIL 160: Introduction to EthicsAccreditation/hours issue
*Mechanical EngineeringNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory, and completion with C- or better

ME 211: Statics and Introduction to Mechanics

PHSX 212: General Physics II

PHSX 236: General Physics II Laboratory

ME 212: Thermodynamics

EECS 316: Circuits I

*Petroleum EngineeringNatural & Physical Sciences

EPHX 210: General Physics I for Engineers; or

PHSX 211: General Physics I & PHSX 216: General Physics I Laboratory, and completion with C- or better

PHSX 212: General Physics II

PHSX 236: General Physics II Laboratory

C&PE 221, 325, 511, 519, 527, 528, 618, 619, 627, 625, 617, 628

ME 211