Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

Bowie State says, "The GEIR (General Education and Institutional Requirements) is structured to provide a coherent, integrated liberal arts education to a diverse population. The purpose of the GEIR is to assist students in developing their personal capabilities in such a way as to reach the highest level of personal achievement and to make their maximum contribution to society. A flexible program of general courses and major requirements is designed to enable students to acquire a broad general education and competence in a field of concentration." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:4,711
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:12%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,880 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$18,416 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Bowie State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/12/2017


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