General Education Program

General Education Program

Fall 2017 and Beyond

The General Education Requirements (GER) serve as the core of the undergraduate curriculum. The program consists of a sequence of required courses in communications, the arts and humanities, the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, the behavioral and social sciences, health and information technology, designed to expose every undergraduate to the broad range of disciplines essential to the development of a liberally educated person. The General Education Program helps students to develop the skills necessary for advanced study and for lifelong learning: to effectively communicate in oral and written formats; to acquire the ability to think analytically, critically, and creatively and to use the scientific method in problem solving; to proficiently use technology when conducting research; to obtain a deeper understanding of themselves, of others, and of our social and physical environment; to develop the capability to integrate their learning with past and present experiences; and to strengthen their potential for contributing to society. The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) are intended to support, to inform, to provoke, to shape, and to model for students the dynamics of the eternal bond which exists between the right to an education and the responsibility to teach.