General Education Requirements

COURSE SUBJECTS BY CATEGORY

Students will be credited 6 credit hours for the verified completion of one course in any one subject per category (below), for a total of 24 credit hours in general education.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Law

HUMANITIES

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology Literature
  • Arts
  • Classics
  • Ethics
  • History (World, European, or Religious)
  • Philosophy
  • Religion

LANGUAGES

  • English Literature
  • Foreign Language
  • Communications

MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

  • Accounting
  • Business Math
  • College General Math
  • Math for Liberal Arts
  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Statistics

TRANSFER CREDITS

In the interest of moving students quickly into the religious and metaphysical portion of their degree studies, COATS will readily award transfer credits for completed general education coursework, in the categories above, undertaken at other state or private colleges and universities as part of a previous degree program, regardless of graduate status.

APPROVED INSTITUTIONS

There are a number of approved sources of tuition-free (or low cost) college courses which are accepted by COATS for credit toward general education requirements:

Coursera: Free, open courses from colleges all over the world
https://www.coursera.org/

MITx: Free online courses from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
https://www.edx.org/school/mitx

Open Online Courses
https://www.onlinecourses.com/

Saylor Academy: Free, open, online college creditable courses
https://www.saylor.org/

Udemy: The world’s largest selection of courses
https://www.udemy.com/

Yale Open Courses: Free, open courseware from Yale University
https://oyc.yale.edu/

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