Approved General Education Courses for Online Programs

Approved General Education Courses for Online Programs

General Education

This elective may be fulfilled by approved courses within the Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Science, Math, Technology, History, Social Science disciplines or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Restrictions may apply to some majors. General education electives must meet the University's general education guidelines.

The list of approved general education courses for online programs is published online at:

General Education Requirements for Out of State Students

In addition to Liberty University’s general education requirements, distance education students may also be required to fulfill additional requirements set by their home states. Details by state will be added to the Degree Completion Plan. Specific Degree Completion Plans for each state whose requirements differ are available from Liberty University Online Advising.

Communication & Information Literacy
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric 13
Communication Electives 2
COMS 101Speech Communication 13
BUSI 300Business Communications 13
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 33
Information Literacy Electives 4
ARTS 209Art as Communication 1,53
BUSI 201Intermediate Business Computer Applications 13
CSIS 100Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 63
CSIS 110Introduction to Computing Sciences 63
CSIS 111Introduction to Programming 63
CSIS 112Advanced Programming 63
ENGL 102Composition and Literature 13
ENGL 103Technical Communication for the Professions 13
GEOG 200Introduction to Geography 33
HIEU 201History of Western Civilization I 33
HIEU 202History of Western Civilization II 33
HIUS 221Survey of American History I 33
HIUS 222Survey of American History II 33
HIUS 341History of American Politics 33
HIUS 360History of American Entrepreneurship 33
HIUS 380Modern American Military History 33
HIWD 370Comparative Civilization 33
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 13
Math Electives 2
MATH 114Quantitative Reasoning 33
MATH 115Mathematics for Liberal Arts 33
MATH 116Logic and Social Reasoning 33
MATH 117Elements of Mathematics 33
MATH 121College Algebra 33
MATH 128Elementary Functions and Coordinate Geometry 34
MATH 131Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 34
MATH 132Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 34
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 33
MATH 211Introduction to Statistical Analysis 33
MATH 217Elementary Geometry 33
Critical Thinking
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 12
Critical Thinking Electives 2
ARTS 105Art Appreciation 1,3,43
ARTS 20520th-21st Century Art 13
ARTS 214Art, Culture, and Technology 13
ENGL 201American Literature I 13
ENGL 202American Literature II 13
ENGL 215English Literature I 13
ENGL 216English Literature II 13
ENGL 221World Literature I 13
ENGL 222World Literature II 13
ETHC 101Introduction to Ethics 13
ETHC 205Ethical Reflections on Human Life 13
PHIL 201Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 13
PHIL 240Christian Evidences 13
Civic & Global Engagement
Cultural Studies Electives 1
ARTS 105Art Appreciation 2,33
CSTU 101Western Culture 23
CSTU 220The African American Experience 23
GLST 290Cultural Anthropology 23
GOVT 200Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 43
GOVT 220American Government 43
Social & Scientific Inquiry
Social Science Electives 1
BUSI 223Personal Finance 23
BUSI 240Organizational Behavior I 33
ECON 110Survey of Economics 23
ECON 213Principles of Microeconomics 23
ECON 214Principles of Macroeconomics 23
HLTH 252Drugs in Society 33
PSYC 101General Psychology 33
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology 33
SOCI 200Introduction to Sociology 33
SOCI 201Social Problems 33
Natural Science Electives 4
BIOL 101Principles of Biology 23
BIOL 102Principles of Human Biology 23
BIOL 103Principles of Biology Laboratory 21
ETHC 210Science and Society 23
NASC 210Science and Society 23
PHSC 121Introduction to Astronomy 23
PHSC 122Elements of Astronomy Lab 21
PHSC 210Elements of Earth Science 23
PHSC 211Elements of Earth Science Lab 21
PHYS 101Elements of Physics 23
PHYS 103Elements of Physics Lab 21
PHYS 201General Physics I 24
PHYS 201LGeneral Physics Lab I 20
Christianity & Contexts
For LUO Non-Religion Majors
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament 14
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 14
For LUO Religion Majors
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey 12
BIBL 110New Testament Survey 12
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 12
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 12
THEO 201Theology Survey I 12
THEO 202Theology Survey II 12
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