General education provides the building blocks for a life of professional, personal and community engagement. These courses are the foundation of a Bachelor’s degree, and aim to introduce students to the world of critical thinking, written expression, broad philosophical topics, scientific method, quantitative reasoning, a grounded knowledge of both worldwide and regional social concerns, problem-solving techniques, and creative inquiry in the written and visual arts.
Together, Union’s online general education courses and the courses within a student’s major aim to encourage mental agility, to broaden the adult student’s intellectual horizons, and to develop an openness to change.
“General Education at Union Institute & University is different. In order to meet the needs of an adult student population, general education courses are topic focused. Topics match majors and the life experiences of the student body. Different is good.”Dr. Thomas FrederickGeneral Education Chair