Sep 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Curriculum

Goldey-Beacom College’s general education curriculum is designed to provide students with the broader context of global, social, historical, and economic perspectives which complement the content knowledge of major studies. All bachelor’s degree programs follow the “60/40 rule” common in higher education that requires a balance of general education and major/related courses. Between 40 and 60 percent of any given bachelor degree program consists of general education courses, with the remaining 40 to 60 percent of the program consisting of major/related courses. The general education core broadens students’ horizons, enabling them to understand the implications their decisions have on themselves, their families, communities, and their working environment. These decisions involve ethical judgement, clear and analytical thinking, a sense of social responsibility, an understanding of people, and a notion of justice.

Courses in humanities, mathematics, technology, social sciences, and communication nurture and cultivate the following skills and capacities in our students:

  • Competence in writing for specific purposes, audiences, and genres
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct college-level research
  • Proficiency in using contemporary technologies for communication
  • Effective oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Competence in mathematics and mathematical software applications
  • Awareness and sensitivity to interpersonal and cultural relations
  • High standards of professional, ethical, and academic behavior

The general education component is composed of the following courses for all bachelor degree programs at the College:

* BA English does not require STA 326
** Varies by program