General Studies courses are approved by the College's Education and Academic Policy Committee (EAPC) and must satisfy the University's criteria for general education courses. Consistent with this criteria and the mission of the University, coursework in the general education program is designed to equip students with the fundamental tools for active lifelong learning and full participation in and engagement with their contemporary world. To this end, the intent of the Division of General Studies is to ensure that every student will develop and demonstrate understanding of and/or proficiency in the following areas:

  • Written communication skills*
  • Oral communication skills *
  • Critical thinking*
  • Quantitative reasoning *
  • Information literacy*
  • Scientific Knowledge **
  • Intellectual perspectives of diverse disciplines **
  • Cultural diversity in healthcare **
  • *WASC 5 Core Competencies
  • ** Breadth Requirements