The purpose of the general studies program is to provide a balanced education that supports WWU’s core themes: excellence in thought, generosity in service, beauty in expression, 和对上帝的信仰. The general studies curriculum is broad in scope, exploring ways of knowing and engaging across various disciplines. 除了, the program seeks to prepare students for “responsible citizenship, 慷慨的服务, a deep respect for the beauty in God’s creation, and the promise of re-creation through Jesus Christ” (WWU mission).
The GS curriculum outlined below represents revisions new to the 2022-23 Bulletin. 学生 who began attending WWU prior to Fall 2022 will continue to follow the previous GS requirements unless they request to graduate under the new bulletin. Although students will continue to have flexibility in how they integrate these requirements with the requirements for their major(s), this revised GS package is scaffolded to move generally from Foundational Skills, to surveys within different disciplines in 认识的方式, to more in-depth explorations of topics in the 参与方式 section. For more details, click on the links below or download the[Advising Checklist]
Courses in this section ensure that students have the core competencies required for college, 调用, 和国籍.
- Foundations of 信仰
- Written Communication & Information Literacy
- Quantitative Reasoning
- 健康 and Physical Education
Courses in this section Impart a broad knowledge of the arts and sciences through the traditional liberal arts disciplines.
- Religion and Theology
Courses in this section allow students to apply 认识的方式 to in-depth explorations of cultural themes and social issues in order to translate academic achievement into engaged citizenship. (One course must have a 多样性 designation)
- 迷人的历史 & 哲学
- 吸引人的科学 & Data
The curriculum described above applies to students earning most degrees (B.A., B.B.A., B. Ed., B.L.S., B.亩., B.S., B.S.W.). The links below provide information about the modified GS requirements for students interested in joining the honors program, earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.), or earning an Associate of Science degree (A.S.).