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General Education Requirements

Meredith’s general education program gives students the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the 21st century, while also allowing them to engage with their communities and become independent, lifelong learners. Most students complete general education by completion of 44-50 credit hours taken outside their majors.


Meredith Signature

These requirements may be fulfilled through courses that meet other general education or major requirements.

  • U.S. Perspectives – 3 credit hours (designated “US” on WebAdvisor)
  • Global Perspectives – 3 credit hours (designated “GP” on WebAdvisor)
  • Ethical Perspectives – 1-3 credit hours (designated “EP” on WebAdvisor)

Language Skills

  • English – 6 credit hours
  • Foreign Language requirement – 0-9 credit hours (placement and competency testing available)

Meredith Distribution

  • Arts and Aesthetics – 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and Social Sciences – 18 credit hours
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences – 10-14 credit hours
  • Health and Physical Learning – 4-6 credit hours

Skills and Experience
These requirements may be fulfilled through courses that meet other general education or major requirements.

Classroom-to-Career

Meredith’s General Education program prepares our students for future endeavors and their careers with Classrooms-to-Careers pathways for every major, focusing on critical thinking and experiential learning.  Numerous employer surveys over recent years have confirmed that the goals and program level outcomes we seek for our students are those desired by employers when they are asked what they expect from new Bachelor–degree graduates.   Hart Research Associates shows one such survey for the Association of American Colleges and Universities about the specific skills Employers seek from college graduates.  Please click here to view the results from this survey.

Ashley Whaley

Administrative Assistant, Academic Special Programs
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Phone: (919) 760-8604; 8312

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Paul Winterhoff
115 Joyner
(919) 760-8604
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