General Education consists of courses in a variety of disciplines that form a supportive core for college degree programs. Collectively, the General Education courses promote student success in program courses by developing foundational skills in thinking, communicating, computation, and scientific method. General Education courses also offer access to specialized instruction in subject areas not encompassed in other programs.
While preparing students for success in college degree programs, General Education departments also seek to promote student community and career success with training in Civic awareness, leadership, “soft skills,” and professionalism. Combining skills development and interdisciplinary instruction with avenues for transfer to university degrees, the General Education departments support students’ successful futures.