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The General Education Curriculum

At a liberal arts university, the undergraduate degree consists of three types of courses: courses required for the major, electives, and courses that are part of the general education curriculum.

The general education curriculum is a core universal experience for all students at Waynesburg University that defines a set of knowledge, skills, and abilities we believe will assist our future graduates as they progress into careers around the world, graduate studies, and everyday life as citizens in their communities.

Waynesburg University General Education Curriculum

The goals of the General Education Curriculum are to develop:

  • Effective communication, quantitative, and critical thinking skills;
  • A critical understanding in a major field of study and a breadth of knowledge in a variety of disciplines;
  • Technological and information literacy competencies;
  • An enduring respect for Judeo-Christian values, a commitment to service, and a foundation for life-long learning;
  • Intellectual, spiritual, and social growth consistent with Judeo-Christian traditions.

Through the General Education Curriculum, Waynesburg University students will:

  1. Relate the Judeo-Christian tradition to contemporary issues, personal identity and the academic disciplines;
  2. Serve those in need and facilitate social justice;
  3. Engage in personal physical wellness;
  4. Apply the theory of an academic specialization;
  5. Employ concepts and methods from many academic disciplines;
  6. Examine fundamental observations and theoretical models developed in the processes of scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning;
  7. Recognize lifestyles, traditions, and rituals of diverse cultures;
  8. Analyze aesthetic expressions and make informed evaluations;
  9. Write and speak in a coherent, grammatically correct, and organized manner;
  10. Use research skills and information technologies.