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Bachelor of General Studies

Upon completion of the General Studies program, students will acquire the following competencies:

  1. Core Competencies
    1. Communication - Written/Oral: Students effectively communicate in written or spoken language to diverse audiences. Students comprehend, evaluate and respectfully respond to the ideas of others.
    2. Diversity: Students appreciate local and global diversity and are respectful and empathetic during personal interactions. Students effectively collaborate and resolve conflicts.
    3. Mathematical/Quantitative Reasoning: Students demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, graphical, numerical, and written representations of mathematical ideas. Students compute, organize data and effectively problem-solve using quantitative tools.
    4. Information Technology: Students locate, critically evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information in various traditional and new media formats. Students understand the social, legal, and ethical issues related to information and its use.
  1. Degree Requirements
    1. Arts and Humanities: Students interpret and critique the historical, cultural and literary dimensions of human experience. Students develop an appreciation of the aesthetic value of these subjects.
    2. Science and Math: Students investigate, evaluate and develop skills to comprehend and apply basic principles of scientific methodology and differentiate among facts and theories.
    3. Social and Behavioral: Students compare, contrast and construct an understanding of the role social, economic, cultural and political institutions play in shaping human thought and behavior. Students are able to function as engaged members of society, who are willing and able to assume leadership roles.
  1. Integration and Application
    1. Lifelong Learning: Students assess their own knowledge, skills and abilities and develop plans of study for baccalaureate as well as ongoing personal and professional pursuits of knowledge.
    2. Synthesis of Learning: Students demonstrate integration of baccalaureate learning in an academic focus area.