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General Education Program

FGCU's Liberal Arts Experience

Cultivate the intellectual curiosity, knowledge, and skills necessary for academic success, engaged citizenship, and lifelong learning.  

Knowledge in Multiple Disciplines

Courses in Communication, Mathematics, the Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences acquaint students with an array of subject areas and disciplinary methods.

Intellectual and Practical Skills

Emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, and quantitative reasoning develops students’ academic, career, and life skills.

Intercultural Knowledge

Responsible and creative engagement with local and global communities allows students to realize their impact on diverse and interconnected social worlds.

General Education Program Details

Subject Area Requirements

Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all courses used to satisfy General Education Communication, Mathematics, State Core Humanities, State Core Social Sciences, and State Core Natural Sciences subject areas. A grade of C- does not satisfy the requirement of a minimum grade of C.
  • Communication (6 credit hours)

  • Mathematics (6 credit hours)

  • Humanities (9 credit hours)

  • Social Sciences (6-9 credit hours)

  • Natural Sciences (6-9 credit hours)

Competency Requirements

Competency requirements are not in addition to subject-area requirements, but are instead fulfilled as students complete subject area courses in the program.

  • Written Communication (6 credit hours minimum)

  • Quantitative Reasoning (6 credit hours minimum)

  • Critical Thinking (9 credit hours minimum)

  • Intercultural Knowledge (6 credit hours minimum)