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General Education Program

Walsh, as a Catholic, Liberal Arts University, believes that liberally educated individuals observe and evaluate their world critically. They act as leaders in service to others pursuing meaning and truth, making informed judgments, and responding to global and technical change, all the while accepting responsibility for the ethical consequences of their actions.

Given this approach, the General Education Curriculum exemplifies the theme "Finding Meaning and Purpose in the 21st Century." To this end, the two-tier core prepares students for the future while adhering to a liberal arts framework. Among the skills that students learn and develop in the Walsh General Education courses are problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication, and collaboration. Students further investigate topics from multiple directions, outlooks, and approaches in the traditions of Catholic education as practiced by the Brothers of Christian Instruction. 

Bachelor Degree General Education Core Curriculum Requirements 

College Level Proficiencies

Walsh University expects students to demonstrate basic baccalaureate skills in English, Mathematics, and Foreign Language. To this end, students will be tested for placement in each of these three areas. Those who are proficient will not be required to take courses in these areas unless required by their declared major. Students who are non-native speakers of English and test out of ESL courses have fulfilled their Foreign/Second Language 102 Proficiency requirement. Students who are non-native speakers and tested into one or more ESL classes are fulfilling their Foreign/Second Language 102 Proficiency requirement. Students who are native speakers will need to fulfill their Foreign/Second Language 102 Proficiency requirement.

Proficiency levels are as follows:

(Proficiencies fulfilled by placement test or completion of course.)

English - ENG 102: Reading and Writing Connections
Foreign Language - the 102 level of a chosen language.
Mathematics - MATH 104: Algebra II

Students in pursuit of a liberal education and well-rounded knowledge are strongly encouraged to take courses beyond the basic graduation proficiency level.

Further information regarding general education curriculum requirements is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

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