General Education

General education represents the universal curriculum of the degree, the learning expected of all baccalaureate-level students, inclusive of every background and major. The Purpose of General Education is to broadly educate an informed, engaged member of society, allowing for discovery and serving as a foundation for the major. It develops these intellectual capacities and versatility that employers say they value most:  

  • Effective oral and written communication  
  • Critical thinking  
  • Familiarity with styles of inquiry from a range of disciplines  
  • Ability to work in groups  
  • Skills to solve complex problems  
  • Tolerance for ambiguity  
  • An understanding of a variety of cultures and ethnicities, including one’s own