General Education Curriculum
General Education empowers students to face a rapidly changing world with the ability to frame questions and solve problems. Complementing the major, gened courses provide a set of strategies: communication, critical thinking, information analysis, quantitative skills, responsibility towards local and global communities. In many gened courses, students address urgent problems directly through undergraduate research, race and social justice analysis, global awareness, community engagement, and innovation. By providing a base of knowledge and flexible tools for thinking, gened courses equip students for success throughout their education and after graduation.
Students can choose ten classes (31 credits numbered at the 1000- and 2000-levels), or at least one three- or four-credit course in each of eight areas of study.
Exploring different gened areas can be a great college strategy to find out what really interests you. Or, if you have a major in mind, your advisor can help you identify some courses to help you prepare for your next steps. Either way, browsing the course descriptions in areas of study will help you find courses that take you to unexpected places.