Apr 17, 2024  
2024 - 2025 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2024 - 2025 Cowley College Academic Catalog

KANSAS SYSTEMWIDE GENERAL EDUCATION CORE FRAMEWORK


Overview

Transfer is recognized as a crucial element within a seamless educational system. The Kansas public postsecondary education system consists of the six state universities and the community colleges, technical schools and Washburn University.  The Kansas Regents established a common systemwide general education framework that all public postsecondary institutions are required to implement no later than the 2024 fall semester. Cowley College is implementing it at the start of the 2023-24 Academic year.

In keeping with Kansas Regents policy, the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degrees offered by Cowley College incude a 35 credit hour general education core that meets the specified discipline requirements.  Students who successfully complete the general education core with an acceptable grade* will have this noted on their College transcript. When transferring to another Kansas public institution, the 35 hours of completed approved courses should also satisfy the general education core requirement at the receiving institution, unless an exception for a particlar program has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. Students who transfer without completing the core in its entirety will have courses evaluated at the receiving institution on a course-by-course basis utilzing the Systemwide Transfer Courses by GE Bucket resource outlined by the Kansas Regents for applying courses to the general education buckets.

*An acceptable grade means that the credit shall not be denied by a receiving Kansas public institution based on a grading standard when a transfer student earns a “C” (2.0) or higher. The receiving Kansas public institution may apply a “D” (1.0) if it is also acceptable for its native students (the application of a “D” must apply equally to both resident and native students). It should be noted that if a student is pursuing a program with a grade standard that is required to meet selective admission criteria or is necessary to meet programmatic accreditation or licensure standards, the student may be required to retake such a course and ultimately earn a higher grade.

Printable Illustration of Kansas Systemwide General Education Framework
 

SEVEN BUCKET GENERAL EDUCATION FRAMEWORK (35 HOURS)

Discipline Area Credit hours required Cowley Courses Allowed to Meet Requirement
#1 English 6 hours ENG2211 - Composition I (T►)  and ENG2212 - Composition II (T►)   
#2 Communications 3 hours COM2711 - Public Speaking (T►)  or COM2725 - Interpersonal Communication (T►)   
#3 Mathematics & Statistics 3 hours College Level Math Electives  
#4 Natural & Physical Sciences Lab Course 5 hours Natural & Physical Science Lab Course Electives   (BIO, CHM, GEO or PHS)
#5 Social & Behavioral Sciences 6 hours Social & Behavioral Science Electives    (ANT, CRJ, ECO, GEG, MIN, POL, PSY, or SOC)
#6 Arts & Humanities 6 hours Arts & Humanities Electives   (ART, COM, ENG, FOL, HIS, LIT, MUS, PHO, REL or THE)
#7 Additional Institution Designated General Education Courses 6 hours Approved General Education Core Electives