Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Approved UCGS and Passport Courses


Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS) 

The Uniform Certificate of General Studies is a one-year curriculum of study that consists of 30-32 semester hours where all courses shall be transferable and satisfy a lower-division general education requirement at any public institution of higher learning, except as approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. The courses in the UCGS may satisfy the general education requirement without having a specific course equivalent at the receiving institution. All colleges must offer the UCGS. Each VCCS college shall offer at least one course in each category of each block of the UCGS, chosen from the UCGS Course Roster posted to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) website. Only courses completed with a “C” or better after May 2020 (copied from the 12.6.21 SCHEV UCGS course roster) may be applied to the UCGS.

Passport Courses

The Passport, a milestone within the UCGS, is a subset of courses consisting of 16 semester hours. All colleges must offer the Passport. Each VCCS college shall offer at least one course in each block of the Passport, chosen from the Passport Course Roster posted to the SCHEV website. Only courses completed with a “C” or better after May 2020 (copied from the 12.6.21 Passport course roster posted to SCHEV Policy) or later may be applied to the Passport.

Approved Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS) and Passport Course Roster

Unlinked courses are not offered at our College but may be offered within the VCCS and acceptable to fulfill UCGS requirements.  Please make sure credits taken will satisfy transfer requirements of the intended four-year college/university.  

 

COURSE

UCGS PASSPORT
BLOCK I (Written Communication) Select ENG 111 + one other course:      
  ENG 111  
  ENG 112  
  ENG 113  
BLOCK II (Humanities/Art/Literature) Select two courses from different categories:      
A. Art      
  ART 100
  ART 101  
  ART 102  
  ART 201
  ART 202
  CST 130  
  CST 151
  MUS 121  
  MUS 221
  MUS 222
  MUS 226
B. Humanities      
  HUM 201  
  HUM 202  
  HUM 210
  HUM 216
  HUM 220
  HUM 256
  HUM 259
  PHI 100  
  PHI 111
  PHI 220  
  REL 100
  REL 230  
  REL 237
  REL 240
C. Literature      
  ENG 225    
  ENG 245    
  ENG 246    
  ENG 250    
  ENG 255    
  ENG 258    
  ENG 275    
BLOCK III (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Select one course:      
  ECO 150
  ECO 201  
  ECO 202  
  GEO 210  
  GEO 220
  PLS 135  
  PLS 140
  PLS 211
  PLS 241    
  PSY 200  
  SOC 200  
  SOC 211
  SOC 268  
BLOCK IV (Natural Sciences) Select one course:      
  BIO 101  
  BIO 102    
  BIO 106
  CHM 101  
  CHM 111  
  CHM 112    
  ENV 121
  ENV 122  
  GOL 105  
  GOL 106  
  GOL 110
  PHY 100  
  PHY 201    
  PHY 202    
  PHY 241    
  PHY 242    
BLOCK V (Mathematics) Select one course:      
A. Quantitative/Statistics Pathway      
  MTH 154  
  MTH 155  
  MTH 245  

B. Calculus Pathway
*
Courses should only be taken by students preparing for calculus or for four-year degree programs that require study in College Algebra/PreCalculus.

Precalculus may not satisfy general education and may not receive transfer credit.

     
  *MTH 161        
  *MTH 162  
  *MTH 167
  MTH 261  
  MTH 263  
  MTH 264    
BLOCK VI (History) Select one course:      
  HIS 101  
  HIS 102  
  HIS 111  
  HIS 112  
  HIS 121  
  HIS 122  
BLOCK VII (Specialized for GE Requirements) Select two courses:
Note: Students may complete courses from Block I-VI, or any additional courses listed below. 
Students should align their Block VII course selection with their intended transfer destination’s specific general education or program requirements.
     
  ASL 101  
  ASL 102  
  ASL 201  
  ASL 202  
  ART 121    
  ART 131    
  ART 132    
  ART 223    
  CSC 110  
  CST 100    
  CST 110  
  FRE 101    
  FRE 102    
  FRE 201    
  FRE 202    
  ITE 152    
  MUS 101    
  SPA 101    
  SPA 102    
  SPA 201    
  SPA 202