Dec 03, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education, Social Work, B.S.W.

Featured Courses: 6 Hours

  • GND 1015, First-Year Seminar 3 Hours
  • XXX 3015, Junior Cornerstone Seminar 0 Hours
    Students must take a “3015” course to satisfy this requirement. The hours for the Junior Cornerstone (JCS) may count below in V-VI or VIII-XI depending on its prefix. In the unlikely event that students take additional JSC courses, they may be applied below in V or VI-XI. JCS credits may not count in major or minor.
  • SWK 4015 Senior Seminar  3 Hours
    Note: Total offered Senior Capstone hours may be counted  either in the major or in the General Education Core requirements (depending upon the program of study), but not both.
  • Linked Cohort Courses, 1000- and/or 2000-level
    The hours for the Linked Cohorts (LCCs) may count below in III and / or V-XI depending on their prefixes0 
  • Global Studies (GS), 4 courses 0 Hours
    Experiential Learning (EL), 2 courses
    Global Studies (GS) and Experiential Learning (EL) courses may be taken in the BELL Core, or in the major, the minor, or other required or elective courses. Note that the Junior Cornerstone Seminar is, by definition, an EL course, but the category of EL will vary. For the comprehensive list of all GS and EL courses offered at Belmont, and for the “key” to the codes, go to, click on “Academic Advising,” and then “GS/EL Permanently Designated Courses” or “GS/EL Codes.” For the list of currently offered GS and EL courses, go to the homepage of ClassFinder and look for the appropriate link in the BELL Core box. For a list of transfer courses that count for GS credit, go to the same web address, click on “Academic Advising” and click on “Global Studies Transfer Courses.”

Oral Communication: 3 Hours

Written Communication: 6 Hours

Humanities: 3-4 Hours

Select one courses from the following prefixes:
(Students will receive credit for their study at the 1010 level of a foreign language only if they also successfully complete the 1020 level of the same foreign language.) 2, 3
(ENG 1050  and ASN 2000  will also count in this category. See footnote 3)

Mathematics: 6 Hours

[Students who transfer 30 or more hours to Belmont University may count any MTH course 100/1000-level or above]

Religion: 6 Hours

Six hours must be done in the same path. Choose six hours from path “a” or six hours from path “b”: 5

Sciences: 7 - 8 Hours

Education students seeking secondary or K-12 licensure should consult their advisors before taking courses to meet their Science requirements.

Wellness: 3 Hours

Students who have successfully completed 5 semesters of ROTC may petition the chair of the Department of Sport Science for waiver of the Wellness requirement.

Total: 51-53 Hours

1 Education majors completing a Pre-K-4 or a 5-8 license must take MUH 2140  (4 hrs)–or, alternatively, MUH 2160  (2 hrs) + ART 2160  –for the Fine Arts requirement.

2 Correspondence work in Foreign Language is not accepted as credit for Belmont students. Also, students who have had three years or more of a Foreign Language in high school may be ready to begin language study at Belmont with the 2000-level courses. Incoming students with previous language study are encouraged to consult instructors in each language to determine specific placement.

3 Exceptions:1) ENG 1050  and ASN 2000  will count as a Humanities credit. 2)  These individual courses will not fulfill the Humanities requirements in General Education: ENG 1000, 1030, 1010, 2030, 3010; ENL 1990, 2000, 3440, 4900; ENW 2000, 3050, 3960, 3970, 4010, 4900; EUR 4500; PHI 1540,  2330, 2340, 2350, 2360, 3150, 3160, 3240, 3430, 4110, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4200. (The following PHI will meet the Gen Ed Humanities requirement: PHI 1510 , PHI 1520 , PHI 1600 , PHI 2250 , PHI 2310 , PHI 2380 , PHI 3110 , PHI 3200 , PHI 3260 , 1950, PHI 2950 , PHI 3950 ).

4 Education students seeking K-12 or 7-12 licensure must take MTH 1080  if they have a score of 25 or above on the Math ACT test; otherwise, they must take MTH 1110  (College Algebra) to fulfill state licensure requirements. For K-12 and 7-12 Licensure students, MTH 1110  is approved to meet a General Education requirement for Mathematics for those students who do not qualify to take MTH 1080 .

5 Once a student has matriculated to Belmont, he or she may not take a lower-level Religion course at another institution and transfer this course in as Belmont 3000-level General Education course in Religion. A 3000-level (or above) course in Religion may, however, be taken elsewhere and transferred in for Belmont’s 3000-level Religion requirement after the student has acquired 45 credit hours toward his or her degree.

8 Marching band do not substitute.