General Education

The General Education Program, which is required for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees, is a carefully designed plan of study which provides the Converse graduate with a broad foundation in the liberal arts. Students who complete this program should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Effective oral and written communication;
  2. Effective critical thinking skills;
  3. Effective quantitative reasoning skills;
  4. An appreciation of creativity/creative expression;
  5. An understanding of international/global perspectives; and
  6. An awareness of wellness and healthy lifestyles.

Internships and courses designed primarily to prepare students for certification or professional examination are not included in the GEP.

Courses that are available for general education credit and which may also be taken for credit in the major, minor, or a career preparation area may be used to satisfy both requirements. Courses that satisfy a GEP requirement are indicated.

GEP requirements in place at the time a student is admitted will be valid for a period of eight years from the date of the last enrollment.

Each student must meet the requirements below by completing specific courses or by exemption as described.

Degrees and Certificates