2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

General Education Requirements


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Every student who graduates from Friends University will complete a general education program intentionally designed to build essential skills and prepare you for a diverse and ever-changing work environment.  General Education course are provided by different academic divisions to provide a cross-discipline approach to developing skills in critical thinking, quantitative analysis, written and verbal communications, and collaboration with peers from different disciplines.

The University’s General Education Program has eight educational goals, each providing a number of distinct learning outcomes, which can be met by a variety of courses and educational experiences.  General Education goals are best met early in a student’s undergraduate career, however there are courses that are appropriate to take in a student’s junior and senior years.

The following courses are required for all undergraduate students. Courses may be titled as listed or may be designated as a themed course.

 

General Education Goal 1: Intellectual and Practical Skills (1-3 credit hours)


Two semesters of Friends Experience GNST 110 and GNST 111 are required of first year students.

One semester of Friends Experience GNST 110 or GNST 111 is required for all transfer students who transfer 28 or more credit hours.

General Education Goal 2: Quantitative Literacy (3 credit hours)


For CAPS students, course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education Goal 3: Communication Skills (9 credit hours)


Written Communication (6-9 credit hours)


Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Course requirements are dependent upon placement.

General Education Goal 4: Breadth of Knowledge (16 credit hours)


General Education Goal 8: World Religion and Christianity (3-6 credit hours)


Total General Education Requirements: 43-48+ credit hours


Additional General Education Degree Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science: Students must have an additional 6 hours of science and/or math.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Music: Students must have 8 additional hours in a single foreign language. See Undergraduate Student Academic Policies section under Degree Requirements and Graduation Information.

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