Feb 17, 2019  
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) 
    
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

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. Students who have earned credit in five of the six specified  breadth areas (BAI, BCA, BHU, BLS, BPS, BSS), prior to attendance at USU, will only be required to take one breadth course having a USU prefix. Students who have earned credit in all six of the specified breadth areas (BAI, BCA, BHU, BLS, BPS, BSS), prior to attendance at USU, will not be required to take a breadth course having a USU prefix. 

There may be other exceptions. For example, a student who transfers to USU and has earned credit in five of six breadth areas, but needs to take a course in the sixth breadth area as part of a major requirement, will not be required to take any USU breadth courses.

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.