Academic Catalog

General Education Core

General Education


Course Areas

Electives, English & Communications, Humanities & Fine Arts, Quantitative Reasoning, Sciences, and Social Science

General Education Core Overview

The general education core provides undergraduate students a broad liberal arts basis. The common general education core emphasizes five key competencies:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Ethical Service
  • Information Literacy
  • Critical Thinking and
  • Effective Communication

General education competencies and learning outcomes align with the values that Chamberlain graduates desire and support the mission and vision of the University.

The general education outcomes are an integral component of students’ study at Chamberlain University. Throughout the curriculum, Chamberlain’s degree programs will foster appropriate assessments that align to and support each competency and learning outcome. The assessments measure the knowledge, skills and abilities of students as they relate to their professional fields.

The general education competencies and learning outcomes are as follows:

Competency Description
Cultural Diversity Integrate diverse cultural perspectives to promote social justice.
Ethical Service Demonstrate a self-awareness of ethical beliefs within a global context.
Information Literacy Identify and evaluate information from a variety of sources, including numerical data.
Critical Thinking Incorporate analytical skills to explore and evaluate issues to develop sound conclusions
Effective Communication Utilize independent and collaborative written/oral communication strategies and technologies to promote understanding and foster change.

General Education Core Course Requirements 

Effective January 2024

The general education core consists of courses in English and Communication, Quantitative Reasoning, Science, Social Sciences, and Humanities and Fine Arts. General education requirements vary by program; for additional information, refer to the program detail within the academic catalog.

English and Communications
ENGL-118NEnglish Composition3
ENGL-148NAdvanced English Composition3
COMM-277NInterpersonal Communication3
Quantitative Reasoning
MATH-105NContemporary Mathematics3
MATH-225NStatistical Reasoning for the Health Sciences3
To fulfill the general education science requirements, students must complete a minimum of seven credit hours in science, with at least one laboratory-base course. The science requirements vary by program. Students should refer to the program detail section of their catalog to identify their program's science requirements.
Social Sciences
POLI-330NPolitical Science3
Select one of the following:3
Lifespan Development
SOCS-185NCulture and Society3
Humanities and Fine Arts
HIST-405NUnited States History3
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Ethics
Critical Reasoning
HUMN-303NIntroduction to Humanities3
University Studies
UNIV-101University Seminar1