General Education Courses

These courses meet the general education requirements at Butler. Many of these courses are directly transferable to other colleges and institutions.  Speak with an Academic Advisor to ensure that the courses you enroll in count toward your associate degree, Certification program, or eventual Baccalaureate degree. 

Butler offers students a choice of over 115 degrees and certificates, each with a special emphasis to meet individual needs. The requirements for the certificates, degrees, and additional graduation requirements are listed in the Course Catalog.

Click on a title to view the related General Education Courses.

  1. Communication
  2. Math
  3. Laboratory Science
  4. Computer Literacy
  5. Social Science
  6. Behavioral Science
  7. Humanities
  8. Fine Arts
  9. Fitness & Wellness


1. Communication

Our online catalog includes course descriptions for every course offered at Butler. Visit our interactive course schedule to see what classes are offered this semester at any campus location.

All grades in the following four courses must be C or better:

  • EG 101 - English Composition I
  • EG 102 - English Composition II
  • SP 100 - Public Speaking
  • SP 102 - Interpersonal Communication.
The following courses are accepted for the A.A.S. degree only.  Please check the Course Catalog for requirements of specific programs of study.
  • EG 112 - Technical Writing
  • BE 120 - Business English
  • BE 130 - Business Communication

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2. Math

Our online catalog includes course descriptions for every course offered at Butler. Visit our interactive course schedule to see what classes are offered this semester at any campus location.

For the A.A. and A.S. degrees: MA 131 - College Algebra or above 

For the A.A.S. degree: Please check the Course Catalog for requirements of specific programs of study.
For A.G.S. degree: MA 120 or above

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3. Laboratory Science

Our online catalog includes course descriptions for every course offered at Butler. Visit our interactive course schedule to see what classes are offered this semester at any campus location.

  • AG 220 - Crop Science (For Agricultural program students only)
  • BI 110 - General Biology
  • BI 120 - Majors Biology I Animal
  • BI 130 - Majors Biology II Plant
  • BI 226 - Anatomy and Physiology with Review I
  • BI 227 - Anatomy and Physiology with Review II
  • BI 240 - Anatomy and Physiology
  • BI 250 - Microbiology
  • CH 105 - Basic Chemistry
  • CH 110 - College Chemistry I
  • CH 115 - College Chemistry II
  • PH 103 - Descriptive Astronomy
  • PH 111 - Introduction to Meteorology
  • PH 130 - Basic Physics I
  • PH 143 - General Physics I
  • PH 146 - General Physics II
  • PH 251 - Physics I
  • PH 252 - Physics II
  • PS 100 - General Physical Science
  • PS 102 - Physical Geology

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4. Computer Literacy

Our online catalog includes course descriptions for every course offered at Butler. Visit our interactive course schedule to see what classes are offered this semester at any campus location.

  • AG 107 - Microcomputers in Agriculture (For Agricultural program students only) 
  • BA 104 - Information Processing Systems 
  • BE 165 - Microcomputer Applications I, Word Processing 
  • BE 170 - Microcomputer Applications I, Spreadsheet 
  • BE 180 - Microcomputer Applications I, Database 
  • BA 245 - Advanced Computer Applications 

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5. Social Science

Our online catalog includes course descriptions for every course offered at Butler. Visit our interactive course schedule to see what classes are offered this semester at any campus location.

  • AG 120 - Agriculture Economics (For Agricultural program students only) 
  • EC 200 - Principles of Microeconomics 
  • EC 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • HS 121 - History of Western Civ. I 
  • HS 122 - History of Western Civ. II 
  • HS 131 - U.S. History I 
  • HS 132 - U.S. History II 
  • HS 201 - History of World Civilization I 
  • HS 202 - History of World Civilization II 
  • PO 141 - American Federal Government 
  • PO 142 - State and Local Government 
  • PO 201 - International Relations  
  • SC 120 - Principles of Geography

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6. Behavioral Science

Our online catalog includes course descriptions for every course offered at Butler. Visit our interactive course schedule to see what classes are offered this semester at any campus location.

  • BS 103 - Human Sexuality  
  • BS 105 - Sociology  
  • BS 106 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
  • BS 107 - Women and Society  
  • BS 110 - Contemporary Social Problems  
  • BS 115 - Substance Abuse Awareness  
  • BS 160 - General Psychology  
  • BS 210 - Marriage and Family  
  • BS 212 - Abnormal Psychology 
  • BS 222 Diversity and Inequality in the US 
  • BS 260 - Developmental Psychology 
  • BS 270 - Child Psychology   

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7. Humanities

Our online catalog includes course descriptions for every course offered at Butler. Visit our interactive course schedule to see what classes are offered this semester at any campus location.

Literature

  • LT any course except Children’s Literature

Foreign Language

  • FL courses numbered 100 or above 
  • (Command Spanish courses will not fulfill this requirement except for the A.A.S. Nursing Degree.)

Religion/Philosophy

  • RG 190 - New Testament 
  • RG 191 - Old Testament 
  • RG 210 - Comparative Religions 
  • PL 101 Introduction to Logic
  • PL 290 - Philosophy I PL 291 - Ethics 
  • HU 100 - Humanities - Ancient to Medieval 
  • HU 101 - Humanities - Renaissance to Modern 

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8. Fine Arts

Our online catalog includes course descriptions for every course offered at Butler. Visit our interactive course schedule to see what classes are offered this semester at any campus location.

Art

  • AR 100 - Art Appreciation

Music

  • MU 100 - Music Appreciation 

Theatre

  • TA 206 - Introduction to Theatre Art 

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9. Fitness and Wellness 

Our online catalog includes course descriptions for every course offered at Butler. Visit our interactive course schedule to see what classes are offered this semester at any campus location.

To meet graduation requirements for the A.A., A.S. and A.G.S. degrees, a student must complete one fitness and wellness or dance activity credit. Any exception to the requirement must be recommended by the Fitness and Wellness Department Lead Instructor and approved by the appropriate Dean.

  • Any fitness activity course (FW)
  • Any dance course (DN)  FW 190 – Fitness for Life 

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