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General Education

The core of a Roosevelt education is our General Education curriculum.  You might learn about your constitutional rights and racial profiling in your psychology class, you might blog about social inequities in your writing class, or you might uncover new solutions to public health issues by analyzing statistics in your math class. Whatever your path, you’ll learn to apply your knowledge and skills so that, from your very first semester, you can apply your Roosevelt education to your life and interests.

Required courses are designed to support and supplement academic majors by introducing students to core disciplines in the arts and sciences.  Courses in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, and integrative, mission-related courses value differences in personal experiences and perspectives; ask the difficult questions; promote mutual understanding, inclusion, social consciousness, and action toward social justice; and recognize that difference broadens perspectives. 

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General Education Requirements

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  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Responsible and effective communication
  • Interpretation and analysis of qualitative and quantitative information
  • Intercultural and global awareness and understanding
  • Civic engagement with complex problems of the broader community

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Common Questions

  • Why do I have to take these courses as part of my RU education?  What's in it for me?
  • How do I choose which classes to take?
  • Why do I have to take courses in all these subjects?
  • What do I do if I'm a transfer student?

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