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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 and communicate to them the central values of the University as expressed in its Mission Statement.

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 knowledge, skills, and attitudes from the traditional liberal arts fields of study crucial to their success in the 21st century world and workplace and to pursue satisfying and successful lives.