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2024-25 Core Courses Update:

Please note that several general education course requirements for the 2024-25 Academic Year will change July 1 and be effective Fall Term 2024 for Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Bachelor degrees. The 2023-24 list at the top of the page is to guide students currently registering for Summer Term 2024. View the 2024-25 list at the bottom of the page for guidance when registering for Fall Term. Contact your advisor for any questions.

CORE Courses

The general education core course requirement applies to all students who are entering into any degree programs under the 2022-23 catalog year and beyond, regardless of prior postsecondary coursework. This includes transfer students, students entering with prior postsecondary coursework, and students from out-of-state.

Under the requirement, students must successfully complete at least one core course from each of the general education subject areas: Communications, Mathematics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, pursuant to s.1007.25(3), Florida Statutes, and SBE Rule 6A.14.0303.

Below are the designated CORE courses at Eastern Florida. Note: Successful completion of a course for which a CORE COURSE is an immediate prerequisite, or the equivalent honors course, will satisfy the CORE course requirement. View the EFSC Catalog for details on how CORE courses fit into the A.A. degree's general education requirements.

2023-24 CORE Course List

Communications:

ENC 1101 - Composition 1

Mathematics:

MAC 1105 - College Algebra
MAC 2311 - Calculus 1 with Analytic Geometry
MGF 1106 - Topics in Mathematics
MGF 1107 - Explorations in Mathematics
STA 2023 - Statistics

Humanities:

ARH 2000 - Art Appreciation
HUM 1020 - Introduction to the Humanities
LIT 1000 - Introduction to Literature
MUL 2010 - Survey of Music Literature
PHI 2010 - Introduction to Philosophy
THE 2000 - Theatre Appreciation

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

AMH 2020 - US History since 1877
ECO 2013 - Principles of Economics 1 (Macroeconomics)
POS 2041 - American National Government
PSY 2012 - General Psychology 1
SYG 2000 - Introduction to Sociology

Natural Sciences:

AST 1002 - Introduction to Astronomy
BSCC 1005 - Fundamentals of Biology
BSCC 1010 - General Biology
CHM 1045 - General Chemistry 1
EVR 1001 - Introduction to Environmental Science
PHY 2048 - General Physics 1
PHYC 2053 - College Physics 1

2024-25 Updated CORE Course List

The designated CORE courses below take effect with Fall Term 2024 and will be listed in the 2024-25 Catalog on July 1. Use this list if starting your EFSC program in Fall Term to guide registration in required general education courses for an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Bachelor of Applied Science program. Contact your advisor with any questions.

Communications: (Unchanged from 2023-24)

ENC 1101 - Composition 1

Mathematics: (List changed from 2023-24)

MAC 1105 - College Algebra
MAC 2311 - Calculus 1 with Analytic Geometry
MGF 1130 - Mathematical Thinking *(See more details and description below).
STA 2023 - Statistics

Humanities: (Unchanged from 2023-24)

ARH 2000 - Art Appreciation
HUM 1020 - Introduction to the Humanities
LIT 1000 - Introduction to Literature
MUL 2010 - Survey of Music Literature
PHI 2010 - Introduction to Philosophy
THE 2000 - Theatre Appreciation

Social/Behavioral Sciences: (List changed from 2023-24)

AMH 2010 - US History to 1877
AMH 2020 - US History since 1877
ECO 2013 - Principles of Economics 1 (Macroeconomics)
POS 2041 - American National Government
PSY 2012 - General Psychology 1

Natural Sciences: (List changed from 2023-24)

AST 1002 - Introduction to Astronomy
BSCC 1005 - Fundamentals of Biology
BSCC 1010 - General Biology
CHM 1045 - General Chemistry 1
EVR 1001 - Introduction to Environmental Science
GLY 2010 - Introduction to Physical Geology
OCE 1001 - Oceanography
PHY 2048 - General Physics 1
PHYC 2053 - College Physics 1

*Mathematics update means that MGF 1106 - Topics in Mathematics and
MGF 1107 - Explorations in Mathematics will no longer be CORE courses and will only be available for registration by approved exception for students who have already started their math sequence prior to Fall 2024. MGF 1100 - Mathematical Literacy and MAT 1033 - Intermediate Algebra are not prerequisites for the new MGF courses.

New CORE Math Course: MGF 1130 - Mathematical Thinking
Credit Hours:   3 
Prerequisites:  MATV 0028 with a grade of 'S' or  MATV 0057 with a grade of 'C' or higher, or appropriate placement test score or exemption from placement testing 
General Education Category:  Meets Math Skills Requirement, Mathematics CORE Course, Mathematics General Education
Description: In this course, students will utilize multiple means of problem solving through student-centered mathematical exploration. The course is designed to teach students to think more effectively and vastly increase their problem-solving ability through practical application and divergent thinking. This course is appropriate for students in a wide range of disciplines/programs.