General Education Requirements
The specific courses that fulfill each of the general transfer categories for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree are listed below. Courses that are permitted for the Associate of Applied Science Degree are also included and indicated with an asterisk. The process of assigning courses in each category is continually being updated. A class may only fulfill one requirement in the following General Education Categories. Students should contact their advisors for updated listings.
Physical Education Activity
Arts & Humanities
Social & Cultural Awareness
Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree and Associate Degree in Nursing
The Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree or Associate Degree in Nursing will be awarded students in transfer programs who complete the following requirements:
- Completion of the program requirements with grades of “C”, “S” or better in which the student is enrolled.
- Completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours in courses numbered 1000 or above with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better. A total of 24 credits from the general transfer categories (see categories below) must be included in the 60 credit hours counted toward graduation.
- Completion of at least 15 credit hours applicable towards graduation from Eastern Wyoming College.
- Completion of the college-wide exit assessment.
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Associate of Applied Science Degree will be awarded students in technical programs who complete the following requirements:
- Completion of the curriculum requirements and approved electives for the program in which the student is enrolled.
- Completion of at least 15 semester hours applicable towards graduation from Eastern Wyoming College.
- Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better. A total of 15 credits from the general transfer categories (see categories below) must be included in the 60 credit hours counted toward graduation.
*Students must take POLS 1000 , HIST 1211 , HIST 1221 , or POLS 1050 . Students should consult with their advisors concerning transferability.
Certificates will be awarded to students in certificate programs who complete the following requirements:
- Completion of the curriculum requirements specified for the respective programs, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better.
Every student within the EWC service area has the opportunity to take college credit courses and earn a degree or certificate through distance education. EWC is approved by The Higher Learning Commission to offer the following complete degree or certificate programs via distance.
- Interdisciplinary Studies AA degree and AS degree
- Criminal Justice AA degree
- Business Administration AAS degree
- Child Development Certificate
- Corrections Certificate
- Early Childhood Education AA degree
- Elementary Education AA degree
Classes are offered via Internet, using both synchronous and asynchronous interaction. A three year rotation schedule of distance classes ensures that all program requirements are offered for the above degrees. Eastern Wyoming College offers courses in many core areas including general education, business, computer applications, criminal justice, education, social sciences, and human development.
Support services available to help students include technology support, student advising, library, bookstore, counseling, financial aid, tutoring, online registration, and online grade reports.
Students interested in taking distance classes should consider:
- How comfortable are you with using technology such as computers, e-mail, and the Internet?
- Are you a self-directed, self-motivated, and self-disciplined student? It is important to stick to a schedule with distance courses.
- Are you comfortable with forms of interaction such as chat rooms, text messaging, e-mail, or telephone calls?
- Do you have the time commitment to devote to a distance course? Distance courses require as much or more of your time than traditional classes.
- Are you willing to be an active participant and an advocate for your own education? Then distance learning may be for you!
For questions, please call the Instructional Technology Office at either (307) 534.2912 or 877.392.4678 (877.EWC.INST) menu item 3 or check the web at ewc.wy.edu/distance.
Veteran education benefits may be adjusted when student enrolls in only distance education courses.