The general education program consists of two parts: a course distribution requirement and requirements to be fulfilled through the student’s major program. Seven learning outcomes are to be addressed by the general education program. They are:
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The first three learning outcomes should be fulfilled through the course distribution requirement. The remaining four learning outcomes should be fulfilled through courses provided by the major department. Learning outcomes numbers 2 and 3, which are central to the course distribution requirement, are also be reinforced throughout the student’s major program. Ideally, all seven learning goals will eventually become embedded in the curriculum as a whole. Thus a student’s first exposure to a particular goal may be in general education courses, but students may find the principles behind these goals reinforced repeatedly throughout their undergraduate experience.
The Course Distribution Requirement consists of a total of 36-38 credits and address three of the learning outcomes: