General Education

The purpose of the general education core curriculum at North Carolina A&T State University is to provide a framework for critical inquiry that serves as a foundation for continuing academic development and life-long learning. General education serves as a bridge to advanced study within disciplinary majors; it provides a common foundation for building the knowledge and skills required in today’s fast-changing society; and it provides an intentional developmental process that enhances student learning.

The general education curriculum, designed on eighteen student learning outcomes, was approved on April 26, 2016. The student outcomes include

  • Written Communication - 6 credit hours
  • Mathematical, Logical, and Analytical Reasoning - 6 credit hours
  • Scientific Reasoning - 7 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 credit hours
  • Humanities/Fine Arts - 3 credit hours
  • Global Awareness - 3 credit hours
  • Knowledge of African American Culture & History - 3 credit hours
  • Student Success - 1 credit hour

Infused throughout the curriculum (no credit hour requirement) and assessed at the program level: 

  • Critical Thinking
  • Oral Communication
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Writing in the major