General Education

General Education is instruction that presents forms of expression, fields of knowledge, and methods of inquiry fundamental to intellectual growth and to a mature understanding of the world and the human condition, as distinguished from specified education, which prepares individuals for particular occupations or specific professional responsibilities. To earn a degree, students not only complete courses in their major; they are also required to meet the College’s General Education requirements. Courses required as General Education are designed to bring students into new areas of study and enhance their critical-thinking skills. The General Education requirements are divided into the following major knowledge areas:

  1. Communication
  2. Mathematics
  3. Sciences
  4. Technological Competency
  5. Social Sciences
  6. Humanities
  7. History
  8. Diversity
  9. Ethical Dimensions
  10. Information Literacy 

The four General Education program outcomes are as follows:

Apply mathematical methods and tools to solve quantifiable problems. 

Communicate effectively in both speech and writing, using information resources and supporting technology. 

Use scientific methods to analyze concepts in the natural and social sciences. 

Demonstrate critical thinking skills by evaluating concepts from across various disciplines.