General Education Program
For detailed information, visit the General Education web site.
General Education + Major + Electives = Meredith Education
The education that students receive while at Meredith is comprised of three components: general education requirements, major requirements, and electives. These three components, combined with many other experiences to be had both on and off campus, develop in students the knowledge, skills, values, and global awareness necessary to pursue careers, to assume leadership roles, to continue their education, and to lead responsible lives of work, citizenship, leisure, learning, and service.
General Education Purpose Statement
The mission of the general education program is consistent with the mission of the college. Our mission is to provide a unique signature curriculum, a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences, and a focus on academic skills to all Meredith students. Through their active participation in this curriculum Meredith College women will be able to inquire critically, solve problems creatively, make decisions ethically, and communicate effectively. As educated women Meredith graduates will understand that they have the moral responsibility to use their skills as engaged citizens. They will know that global problems can be addressed through local action. Understanding knowledge as complex and ever changing, they will have the courage and curiosity to be adaptable, lifelong learners.
The Goals of General Education
Meredith’s General Education encourages students to develop a breadth of skills and knowledge for the 21st century, to serve their communities through civic engagement, and to become independent and lifelong learners. Through courses in the liberal arts and sciences, and in their majors, students work toward the following goals.
- An understanding of self, others, and the world,
- The ability to analyze, evaluate, and discover solutions,
- Effective communication,
- A recognition of ethical and responsible behavior in society, the global community, and the natural world, and
- An understanding of the complex nature of knowledge.