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General Education

All William Woods University undergraduate students complete a General Education program. Upon completion of their General Education courses, students are expected to possess the knowledge and skills to meet the university’s general education objectives.

General Education Hours
Communication 9
Creative and Aesthetic Sensibility 3
Critical Thinking 3
Cultural Diversity 3
Historical Perspective 6
Mathematics 3
Meaning 3
Natural Science 7
Social Science 3
Value 3


General Education requirements/Major requirements - Courses can count toward major and General Education requirements simultaneously. For example, ART 105 may be used to meet requirements for the Art Education major and for General Education.

The requirements for several components include 100-level and 200-level courses in various categories. A 100-level course is one with a course number from 100 to 199, such as English 101 or Math 114. A 200-level coruse is one with a course number from 200 to 299, such as English 205 or ECN 251.

A course cannot be used to fulfill more than one General Education requirement.

Academic Catalog 15-16