General Education Requirements

General education requirements vary by school, but typically include courses to guarantee that all students have received the benefits of a well-rounded curriculum. At OSU-Cascades students complete the OSU Baccalaureate Core Requirements.

Do you have an AAOT? Oregon community college students entering OSU-Cascades Fall term 1990 or thereafter, having completed the Associate of Arts (AA) degree (meeting the OUS-Oregon Community College block transfer agreement) will automatically have satisfied all Skills and Perspective requirements of the OSU Baccalaureate Core. Check with your program advisor to see if the AAOT is the best option for you.

OSU: Baccalaureate Core

The Baccalaureate Core is the general education component of undergraduate education at OSU. It emphasizes creative thinking, writing, world cultures, appreciation of differences, the arts, sciences, literature, lifelong fitness, and global awareness in 15 course categories. Students must complete a total of 48 credits plus the Writing Intensive Course (WIC). OSU-Cascades, in partnership with COCC, offers several Baccalaureate Core courses each term, but not every course each term. Students should work with their adviser to map out these classes over the course of the academic year. Courses offered are subject to change.


For a list of all OSU Baccalaureate Core courses, see OSU BACC Core

For a list of COCC courses which meet OSU Baccalaureate Core requirements, check the distribution list above, or go to Baccalaureate Core Course Equivalencies at Central Oregon Community College

For detailed information regarding the Bacc Core at OSU check out the Baccalaureate Core website.