2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog > University Academic Initiatives > The General Education Program
In collaboration with the University-Wide General Education Curriculum Committee and faculty from across the university, this program communicates the purpose and benefits of ESU’s 50-credit General Education requirement to students and faculty. The program works to enhance ESU’s determination of academic placements and competencies such as English and math, significantly contributes to the assessment of student learning outcomes, and facilitates ESU’s ongoing dialog about the continuous improvement of General Education.
Students who began their academic careers at East Stroudsburg University prior to the summer of 1996 are required to complete the General Education curriculum which was in place at the time of their entry.
Undergraduate students complete their academic coursework within the offerings of one of five undergraduate colleges:
In addition to completing the requirements for the major field of study, all students are required to complete 50 credits in General Education. Students will be assigned a faculty adviser who will provide guidance in planning their academic program. Students are responsible for knowing the requirements for the degree they propose to earn and for arranging their program of study accordingly.
A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. (Some programs require more.)
The General Education Curriculum at East Stroudsburg University provides a core of interrelated liberal studies for all students. By design it provides students with knowledge and perspectives and enables them to adopt varied modes of thought and develop specific competencies. Students become prepared to make informed judgments as citizens of this state, this nation, and a global society in which the quantity of information continues to grow.
University Academic Initiatives
Goals of the General Education Curriculum
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