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.