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General Education

Requirements forGeneral Education

The General Education requirements at the University of La Verne prepare students to live responsible, productive, and creative lives in a continually changing world.

Through General Education courses, students:

  • Expand their breadth of knowledge about human cultures and the natural and physical world.
  • Sharpen their intellectual and practical skills in writing, oral communication, numeracy, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and information literacy.
  • Reflect on individual and social responsibilities by gaining competence in intercultural knowledge, community engagement, and ethical reasoning and action.
  • Develop the capacity for integrative thinking, exploring connections between knowledge, practical skills and social responsibility and applying them to a variety of settings and questions.

La Verne’s General Education program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to meet the challenges and possibilities of our world and to pursue satisfying and successful lives.