Education at USciences is founded on the philosophy that educated persons attain a broad understanding of the human experience through exposure to diverse ideas, perspectives, and modes of thinking; and attain a depth of knowledge, skills and abilities through specialized study in their chosen discipline. Education at USciences fosters development of values important to students as responsible citizens and professionals. The USciences experience enables our students to take responsibility for their continued learning throughout their professional and personal lives.
General education at USciences is a developmental process of intellectual and personal growth. Students work with faculty and other members of the University community towards achieving a set of educational outcomes including:
Students must complete a minimum of 41 credits of course work in general education distributed among the following seven areas of the arts and sciences:
General Education Discipline Requirements
Choose courses from appropriate subject codes
(1 semester of lab required)
(Mathematics; excluding MA100)
(Written & Oral)
|Behavioral and Social Sciences||6||PO
SS (Social Sciences)
CO (excluding CO 101 and CO 204)
|Multidisciplinary Inquiry||6||MD (Multi-disciplinary)|
|Physical Education||1||PE (Physical Education)|
*Students in Catalog years 2007 and 2008 EN 101, EN 202 CO 101 and CO 204.
In addition to the disciplinary and elective coursework, students must demonstrate that they have had contact with a total of 6 skill areas encompassing skills and essential values. This requirement is designed to ensure student exposure to important elements of General Education.
Students are expected to fulfill their Skills requirements within the context of the fifty-three (53) credits taken to meet the Discipline and Elective course requirements.
Oral Communication and Written Communication are particularly important parts of the general experience. Therefore, students are required to augment the Oral Communication and Written Communication Disciplinary courses by completing different courses with Applied Oral Communication Skills and Applied Written Communication Skills.