Nov 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

General Education Requirements for Transfer Students (A&S)

Students entering the college with fewer than 24 credits transferred from accredited institutions must satisfy the general education requirements listed above and are granted normal transfer equivalencies. Students entering with 24 or more transferable credits and enrolled in a baccalaureate program must satisfy the modified general education requirements listed below and also are granted the normal transfer equivalencies.

General education requirements for transfer students (38-39 credits)

Exploration and Breadth

Mathematics (3 credits)

The college believes that students must demonstrate basic college-level mathematics skills by successfully completing any mathematics course (except M 118  and M 119 ) taught by the A&S mathematics department.

Arts (3 credits)


  • one course from art history, music, cinema, or drama.

Humanities (9 credits)

Select three courses from three different disciplines from the following list: literature, foreign language, history, philosophy.

Laboratory Science (8 credits)

Two 4-credit laboratory courses from biology, chemistry, or physics.  (Note: one college-approved 4-credit UIST course may be used towards meeting this requirement.)

Social Science (6 credits)

Non–Social Science Majors:


  • two courses from two different disciplines from the following list: economics, politics, psychology, sociology.
Social Science Majors:


  • two courses from outside the major
  • two different disciplines from the following list: economics, politics, psychology, sociology.

Foundational Competencies

Two Writing Courses (6 credits)

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking

  • two composition/writing courses. 

Information Technology Literacy (3 credits)

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking

  • one computer-related course.

Writing Intensive Course (0 credits)

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking

  • one writing-intensive course (W) within the major.

Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)

To enhance career preparation and independent critical thinking skills, undergraduate students in the college will complete a Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) course or activity. In general, the Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) requirement is not met in a regular course through normal homework outside class but through significant independent learning activities. Students may satisfy this requirement by choosing one of the following Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) options:

  1. An internship, practicum, student teaching placement, preceptorship (fall semester only), honors thesis, or independent research under the supervision of a faculty member. This would be done with a course taken for credit. Courses that satisfy the Learning Beyond the Classroom requirement can be found here .
  2. Completing a short-term or long-term Study Abroad course of study, signified in the Course Catalog and arranged by the University of Hartford Study Abroad Office.
  3. Teaching Assistantship (e.g., teaching a laboratory section of CH 110 - College Chemistry )
  4. Service Learning/Civic or Community Engagement (e.g., substantial involvement in organized activities related to serving the community, such as working to develop and/or advocate for public policy)

In order to fulfill the LBC requirement, the activities the student engages in must provide opportunities to achieve the first three plus at least one of the last three of the following learning objectives:


  • Independent learning
  • Higher-order skill development (e.g., research, applied writing, leadership, critical and creative thinking, etc.)
  • Problem solving and resourcefulness

Plus at least one of the following:

  • Professional development (e.g., learning about the world of work, professional behavior etc.)
  • Personal development (e.g., self-awareness, ethical values, resilience, social relationship skills)
  • Developing professional contacts and networking

Students completing the LBC requirement should complete the LBC Approval Form from the Dean’s Office before beginning the project, describing in detail the project proposed, focusing on the above criteria that will be met by the project, and including the number of hours anticipated, and the name, title, email, and phone number of the supervising authority. Students will be expected to complete a midterm progress report and a final summary of the Learning Beyond the Classroom Experience, signed by the approved supervising authority. Written reflection and faculty supervision are required. At the completion of the LBC, students will submit the completed LBC Approval Form to an A&S College Evaluator (Hillyer Hall, Room 204 or 205).

Career Preparation (0-1 credits)

Students must take one course from the following list. (NOTE: Students in the Math Secondary Education and English Secondary Education programs complete this requirement by taking EDS 443  within the major; this course is not an elective option for students not in those programs):