General Education and Free Electives

SPS General Education Program

SPS offers courses that satisfy general education and free elective requirements (see schedules below). General education courses are five or seven weeks in length and offered in our accelerated format: online, or on campus one night a week or periodic weekends. This allows students to complete all of their degree requirements at WJU in a time effective and continuous manner.


Course Schedules

Fall 2015 Course Schedule


General Education and Free Elective Requirements

Subject Area Units
Total General Education Requirements 52
Total Free Elective RequirementsFree Elective courses may be General Education courses that are in excess of the 52 required, as well as physical eduction, technical and vocational courses, within the following restrictions;

  1. No more than 4 Physical Education units may be transferred in
  2. No more than 8 units from applied coursework may be transferred in


Communication – English Composition 1A 3
Communication – English Composition 1B 3
Communication – Oral Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts – includes courses in literature, foreign language, philosophy, ethics 6
Natural Science and Lab 4
Math – College Algebra or higher 3
U.S. History/Political Science – must include era of the Constitution 3
General History 3
Social Science elective, Major Pre-requisite

  • for Psychology major, pre-req. is Intro to Psychology
  • for Business Admin/Organizational Leadership major, pre-req. is Microeconomics (or WJU Econ for Managers)
Social Science elective, Major Pre-requisite

  • for Psychology major, pre-reg. is Developmental Psychology
  • for Business Admin/Organizational Leadership major, pre-req. is Macroeconomics (or WJU Econ for Managers)
General education electives – includes above areas and business, marketing, health, Bible and WJU Strategies for Success 18