Undergraduate General Education
Undergraduate General Education Requirements
At the University of St. Francis, learning is a lifelong process aimed at the development of the whole human person. To achieve this, university programs, particularly undergraduate education is rooted in the liberal arts, which introduce students to various areas of knowledge and the modes of inquiry associated with them.
Upon graduation, a USF student in the undergraduate programs should possess the following attributes:
- A sense of ethics and values reflecting USF’s Catholic Franciscan foundation.
- Mastery of the chosen discipline.
- Active participation as a citizen of a diverse democracy and pluralistic world.
- Ability to communicate complex ideas in written and oral form that foster continued pursuit of knowledge and independent thought.
- Intellectual agility and ability to adapt and manage change, including the ability to translate knowledge into action and to solve problems.
Undergraduate students must fulfill the following general education course requirements to meet the goals of the liberal arts foundation of learning:
- One course in oral communication
- Two courses in college writing
Literary Inquiry and Aesthetic Awareness:
- One course in literary inquiry
- One course in aesthetic awareness
- One course in foreign language, history, creative arts, or literature
Numerical Understanding and Scientific Inquiry:
- One course in numerical understanding (at a minimum level of Introduction to Statistics)
- One course in scientific inquiry
- One course in numerical understanding (above Intermediate Algebra) scientific inquiry, or computer science
- One course in historical understanding
- Two approved courses (each from a different discipline) in psychology, economics, sociology, political science, or recreation administration
- Two courses including a component in ethical understanding
For more specific information
Check the USF Catalog