Three Areas of General Education

 The General Education Program is sub-divided into three areas.

1. Basic Required Courses (14-21hours)

Courses that ensure students are prepared for academic work.

  • First Year Foundations

  • Computers for Learning

  • Public Speaking

  • Writing

  • Mathematics

  • Fitness for Living

2. Areas of Inquiry (23-25 hours)

This area of the General Education Program includes:

  • Natural World (8-10 hours), a study of our world through courses in Astronomy, Physics, Biology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Geology and Geography

  • Culture & Society (6 hours), a study of culture and society through courses in the humanities and social sciences

  • Self-Understanding (9 hours), a study of the self through courses in social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and creativity and vision

3. Public Affairs (6 hours)

This area of the General Education Program includes:

  • American History

  • American and Missouri Government