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Competency Requirements

Prior to the junior year (completion of 60 credits), students must exhibit proficiency in computer literacy, library use, oral communication and writing. This may be fulfilled by satisfactory completion of an examination, workshop or relevant coursework.

Computer Literacy Competency

The student may satisfy this competency in one of three ways:

  1. Take and pass the Computer Competency Examination, which is offered each semester. View exam schedule.
  2. Enroll in and satisfactorily complete the non-credit Computer Competency Workshop, COM 01, offered by the Computer Science Department.
  3. Enroll in and satisfactorily complete CLA 6/CS 6.

Library Use Competency

The student may satisfy this competency in one of two ways:

  1. Take and pass the Library Competency Examination, which is offered each semester. View exam schedule
  2. Enroll in and satisfactorily complete the non-credit Library Competency Workshop, LIB 01, offered by the Library.

Oral Communication Competency

The student may satisfy this competency in one of two ways:

  1. Take and pass the Oral Competency Examination, which is offered each semester through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.
  2. Enroll in and satisfactorily complete ORC 1, ORC 17 or SPH 5. (Accountancy, Media Arts and Theatre majors fulfill the oral communication competency requirement within their respective major.)

Writing Competency

All students satisfy the writing competency by satisfactorily completing ENG 1, 2. Students in the Honors Program may satisfactorily complete ENG 303, 304 to satisfy this competency.