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General Education Mission & Goals

Mission Statement
The Methodist University General Education Program provides a foundation for personal, professional, and civic success. The program is designed to develop competencies in the skills crucial to success while engaging students in the study of topics important to 21st century life.

General Education Goals
The Methodist University General Education Program produces graduates who demonstrate competence in the following skills:

  • Computer Usage
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Research
  • Written Communication

Students develop competence in these skills while studying the following topics:

  • Fine Arts
  • Global Perspective
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Wellness

While studying these topics, students will encounter material addressing cultural diversity, global interdependence, and environmental issues.

Revised October 3, 2014