Union Institute and University

General Education Program

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Program Overview


Union Institute & University general education courses will be topics-based, aligned with majors, and relevant to adult students. For example: International Crime Fiction, Folklore of Childbirth, US History through the Lens of Social Welfare, Environmental Science and Contemporary Catastrophes.

General education courses will be open to B.A. and B.S. students. Lower level courses (100, 200) will reflect broad, foundational skills and align with articulation agreements that accept A.A. and A.S. degrees that meet general education requirements. The current policy regarding the number of required general education credits will remain in place: each undergraduate student will earn 36 credits in general education. Existing policies regarding transfer credits will be maintained.

Six Domains

The general ed courses will be organized in six domains

  1. College Writing (2 courses)
  2. Quantitative Reasoning (1 course)
  3. Civilization and Human Legacy (2 courses)
  4. Creation and Criticism of the Arts (1 course)
  5. Social Systems and Behavioral Science (2 courses)
  6. Observation and Analysis of the Natural World (2 courses)