Course Information and Schedule

Course Schedules

By registering early, you’ll get a head start on selecting classes you will need to complete your degree requirements plus create a schedule that fits. View the most current course offerings plus added, modified or canceled course information on your My Sussex Student Portal. 

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available from your My Sussex Student Portal.
To find descriptions for each course click here, choose Search. Each course has a Course Code that links to the description pertaining to that course.

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General Education courses provide college graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to communicate well, use technology, understand scientific developments, and function effectively as members of an educated society.

All degree programs at Sussex require the student to complete a certain number of general education courses in addition to specific courses that comprise the student’s major program of study. 

In New Jersey, all community colleges require students to complete a variety of general education courses in the categories listed below. Each degree program at Sussex is designed to include the appropriate number and type of general education courses, and it is important for the student and the advisor to adhere closely to the curriculum so that all of the general education requirements are met by the time of graduation. Specific courses that can be used to meet general education requirements in each category are listed on the following pages.

For questions about general education requirements, you should speak to your academic advisor.

Print this list of General Education Courses offered at Sussex.

 Goal Category

Course Criteria


Written and Oral Communication

Students will communicate effectively in both speech and writing.


Quantitative Knowledge 
and Skills

Students will use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems.


Scientific Knowledge 
and Reasoning

Students will use the scientific method of inquiry, through the acquisition of scientific knowledge.


Technological Competency/Information Literacy

Students will use computer systems or other appropriate forms of technology to achieve educational and personal goals.


Society and Human 

Students will use social science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior and social and political institutions and to act as responsible citizens.


Humanistic Perspective

Students will analyze works in the fields of art, history, music, or theater; literature; philosophy and/or religious studies; and/or will gain competence in the use of a foreign language.


Historical Perspective

Students will understand historical events and movements in World, Western, non-Western or American societies and assess their subsequent significance.


Global and Cultural 

Students will understand the importance of a global perspective and culturally diverse peoples.


Foundations for Success

Foundations for Success is a course designed for incoming Freshmen. All students are required to take this course within their first or second semester. Foundations is part of a comprehensive program that initiates students into college academics and the responsibility of college life. The course provides an introduction into the intellectual, social, and emotional transition of going from high school to college, or from the workforce into college life. Students will experience academic and technical skill mastery, and be exposed to social/peer opportunities to become involved on the Sussex campus. Foundations for Successis a three-credit course.

Honors Foundation

Honors Foundation is a course designed for incoming Freshmen who are enrolled in or are interested in the Sussex Honors program. Honors Foundation will offer the same comprehensive knowledge and experiences of the Foundations for Success course, but will provide more in-depth exposure to topics and experiences for critical thinking mastery based on the current Phi Theta Kappa Honors Study Topic. Honors Foundation is a three-credit course. 

Capstone Courses

The Capstone Courses are designed specifically for sophomores with 45 credits or more who are approaching graduation. The Capstone Program offers students the opportunity to work with a Sussex professor to prepare for transfer to a four-year college or to enter the workforce and find a position in their chosen field. There are several different, one-credit, Capstone courses for students to choose from, depending upon their declared major at Sussex. Check the student portal for all the Capstone offerings.