Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements
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Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements

In the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), students will have the opportunity to explore the breadth of the liberal arts and to obtain a thorough knowledge of at least one area of specialization. An A&S degree is divided into three parts: the general education requirements; major requirements; and electives, for a total of 120 credits, or approximately 40 courses.

The College of Arts and Sciences prepares students to live, learn, work and interact responsibly in an ever more complex, challenging, and globally linked environment. Students in the college will develop the knowledge and skills essential to a person in the 21st century:

  • the ability to speak and write clearly and effectively;

  • the capacity to think critically and analytically;

  • mathematical competency;

  • information technology literacy;

  • an understanding of human diversity;

  • an understanding of the values of responsible citizenship and the capacity to participate in community in furtherance of those values.