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General Education Requirements

The goal of UMass Dartmouth's General Education program is to educate students to be not only proficient in their areas of specialty, but also   

  • to have a working understanding of the connections between disciplines;
  • to appreciate and respect the differences among ourselves;
  • to be ethical, culturally-aware, and socially-responsible citizens;
  • to be quantitative and rational thinkers;
  • and to be effective and creative communicators.

The Gen Ed Program is an important way in which the University meets its Commitment to Student Learning.

Students complete the general education requirements by completing approved courses in a number of areas.  To complete the Gen Ed requirements, students take courses in each of these areas. 

Click on the links to find out more about the outcomes and requirements.

 

This short video explains the rationale and structure of the Gen Ed program:

Video added 15 Mar 2011

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