General Education: Notes
Cal U’s general education program goal menus will be updated throughout the implementation process. Students entering the University under this catalog will be able to satisfy general education requirements by using courses added to goal menus in subsequent years without being required to change to a new catalog.
General education courses may include any courses in a student’s career, including major courses. Major courses included on a goal menu may be used to satisfy that goal. Although a course may appear on more than one menu, a given course may be used to satisfy only one general education goal.
When external accreditation agencies require specific competencies, departments may advise students to take specific courses included on a goal menu to complete the goal. Students should contact their advisers or department chairs for information on such requirements.
Any required course within a general education goal (e.g., UNI 100, ENG 101, ENG 102) that is failed must be retaken by the student and a passing grade earned for the course. Students should retake such courses as soon as possible.
Students must complete appropriate developmental courses or satisfy other prerequisites prior to completing a course listed on a general education goal menu.
Notes for Students Matriculating Prior to Fall 2013
In Fall 2013, the General Education program at California University of Pennsylvania underwent substantial changes. If you began at the university prior to this date, you should follow the requirements listed below. You can find more information, including a list of courses, about each requirement by clicking on it.
- Building a Sense of Community (1 credit)
- Critical Thinking Skills (3 credits)
- Public Speaking (3 credits)
- Composition (6 credits)
- Mathematics (3 credits)
- Natural Sciences (6-8 credits)
- Social Sciences (6 credits)
- Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credits)
- Multicultural Awareness (3 credits)
- Values (3 credits)
- Technological Literacy (6 credits)
- Health and Wellness (3 credits)
- Upper Division Writing Component Courses
- Laboratory Courses