General education and study in the major

Perspectives and academic skills

The university believes that a liberal arts education is an essential foundation for, and complement to, its many career-oriented programs. General education and study in the major contribute to achieving the university’s overall educational purpose: To produce graduates who possess knowledge, confidence, competencies and ethical consciousness to assume positions of responsibility and leadership as productive, global citizens prepared for lifelong learning.

General education knowledge and academic skills are developed within a diverse learning community of students and faculty in order to foster diversity of thought and provide the opportunity to integrate varied perspectives, experiences and breadth of learning. The major provides in-depth learning within a discipline or group of disciplines and further develops perspectives and academic skills. General education and education in the major contribute to students attaining the following baccalaureate degree competencies:

Perspectives

  • Acquisition of an outlook that shows reflective respect for individual differences, diversity of opinion and thought, multicultural and global awareness, and breadth and depth of learning.
  • Ability to cultivate the development of values and ethical consciousness for responsible participation in a complex, changing society.
  • Awareness of and appreciation for people, cultures and contemporary issues in preparation for participation in global transformations.
  • Breadth of learning in a variety of disciplines that informs judgments and encourages inquiry.
  • Depth and application of learning in a discipline or group of disciplines (mastery of specialized knowledge) to effectively serve and lead in a chosen profession.
  • Preparation for positions of responsibility and leadership as productive global citizens who value lifelong learning.

Academic skills

  • Communication: Reading, writing, speaking and interpersonal/relationship skills.
  • Mathematical Computation: Computing, interpreting and drawing conclusions from quantitative data.
  • Computer Technology: Using computing hardware and software applications as tools in personal and professional environments.
  • Information Literacy: Identifying, locating, evaluating and using relevant information.
  • Intellectual Strategies: Problem-solving, critical and creative thinking and inquiry.

Evening student core curriculum

Variable Credit Courses

A course passed more than twice cannot count towards financial aid eligibility. However, the following are variable content courses and may be taken multiple times towards degree completion.

BUS 297 INDEPENDENT STUDY

BUS 370 BUSINESS - SPECIAL TOPICS

BUS 371 FASHION INDUSTRY TOUR

BUS 397 INDEPENDENT STUDY

BUS 497 INDEPENDENT STUDY

BUS 498 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP I

BUS 499 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP II

COM 299 TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION

COM 399 ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION

CRJ 495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

ENG 420 TOPICS IN LITERATURE

ENV 490 SEMINAR IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

FOR 490 SEMINAR IN FORENSIC SCIENCE

GVC 399 ISSUES IN GRAPHICS AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION

HA 490 HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIP

HIS 482 HISTORY SEMINAR

IRPS 495 SPECIAL PROJECTS/INTERNSHIPS

MUG 297 INDEPENDENT STUDY

MUG 390 MUSIC INTERNSHIP

MUR 301 PERFORMANCE FORUM

MUS 100 ELECTIVE IN INSTRUMENTAL LESSON

MUS 201 APPLIED INSTRUMENT

MUS 311 SMALL ENSEMBLE

MUS 321 LARGE ENSEMBLE

MUS 323 WIND ENSEMBLE

MUS 325 ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE

MUS 401 APPLIED INSTRUMENT

POL 490 SEMINAR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSY 490 SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY

SCI 495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SCIENCE