General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work


Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).


Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.


 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.


Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Minor in Applied Mathematics (26 cr. hrs.)

Required Courses
MATH-187Calculus I4
MATH-202Calculus II4
MATH-203Calculus III4
MATH-251Writing Intensive Program: Introduction To Advanced Mathematics5
MATH-253Linear Algebra I3
Select two Elective courses from the approved list of courses/check with advisor6
Total Hours26
Elective courses:
MATH-301Ordinary Differential Equations I3
MATH-302Ordinary Differential Equations II3
MATH-303Partial Differential Equations3
MATH-304Introduction To Numerical Analysis3
MATH-305Probability And Statistics3
MATH-306Linear Programming And Extensions3
MATH-307Probability Models For Operations Research3
MATH-334Mathematical Statistics I3
MATH-336Mathematical Statistics II3
MATH-338Introduction To Real Analysis3
MATH-339Vector Calculus3
MATH-340Computing For Mathematicians4
MATH-343Linear Algebra II3
MATH-365Statistical Computer And Data Analysis Packages3

At least three classes in the minor must be taken at NEIU.  Handbooks on all math minor programs are available from the Department of Mathematics.