Exceptions to General Education Breadth Requirements
Exceptions may be made for transfer students or students who have earned credit (prior to attending USU) through Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Dantes Standardized Subject Tests (DSST), or concurrent enrollment.
Exceptions may be made to satisfy the breadth requirement within a major’s categorization. For example, in order to accommodate students within majors or minors not offering an approved Breadth course, an advisor may allow substitution of a higher-numbered course (i.e., a higher numbered Physics class might be used to satisfy the Physical Sciences requirement for an Engineering major). In order to accommodate students within majors or minors offering an approved Breadth course, but for which a student is required to take a significant amount of coursework within the subject matter that does not include the approved Breadth course, an advisor may allow a substitution of a higher-numbered course (i.e., a higher-numbered Music class might be used to satisfy the Creative Arts requirement for a Music major).
Recording Exceptions. When exceptions are granted, it is the advisor’s responsibility to record the exception or substitution within the degree audit program.