General Education Goals

GoalDescription
General Education Goal 1: CommunicationThis area of study will help the student become proficient in developing, evaluating, and analyzing written, oral, and visual messages appropriate to the situation, purpose, and audience.
General Education Goal 2: Humanities and Fine ArtsThis area of study will help the student develop an understanding of the human condition through investigation, appreciation, and evaluation of the humanities.
General Education Goal 3: Social and Behavioral Science (includes Psychology, Sociology, History, Economics, and Political Science)This area of study will help the student to develop an understanding of the self, others and the world in which he or she lives through investigation of social, cultural, economic, political, and historic influences on human thought, values, and behaviors.
General Education Goal 4: MathematicsThis area of study will help the student to use abstract and deductive reasoning to interpret and critically evaluate data and to effectively solve problems.
General Education Goal 5: Physical and Life SciencesThis area of study will train the student to comprehend and apply the basic principles of science and methods of scientific inquiry.
General Education Goal 6: Information LiteracyThis area of study will help the student to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to use information effectively through appropriate technology and media.