General Education Purpose and Outcomes

BACCALAUREATE AND ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE PROGRAMS

The General Education program at Cameron University is a selection of courses designed to provide students with the common knowledge, intellectual concepts, breadth of skills and attitudes that every college graduate with a baccalaureate or Associate in Science degree should possess. By the time students complete the general education program for baccalaureate and AS programs, they should be able to:

  • Access information from reliable sources and use it effectively and responsibly;
  • Effectively communicate in written and oral forms;
  • Apply critical thinking skills to make informed decisions and evaluations;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct in a defined context;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of similarities and differences among cultures;
  • Make informed and reasoned responses to questions of aesthetics;
  • Apply knowledge and logic to solve problems;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

General education courses help students develop the skills essential for Information Literacy, Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Diversity, Aesthetics, Problem Solving, and Wellness.

In accordance with its mission, Cameron University’s baccalaureate and AS programs are designed to prepare students for professional success, responsible citizenship, life-long learning, and meaningful contributions to a rapidly changing world.  A university degree should go beyond preparing graduates for a profession; it should transform their lives and their communities.

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE PROGRAMS

By the time students complete the general education program for Associate in Applied Science programs, they should be able to:

  • Access information from reliable sources and use it effectively and responsibly;
  • Effectively communicate in written and oral forms;
  • Apply critical thinking skills to make informed decisions and evaluations;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct in a defined context;

General education courses for AAS programs help students develop the skills essential for Information Literacy, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Ethics.