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Seaver's General Education Program

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The general education program at Seaver College is designed to give students a broad knowledge base. Through the program, students explore areas outside their chosen concentrations and gain a well-rounded education. Seaver's general education requirement aims to expand students' knowledge, skills, and perspectives through coursework from a variety of disciplines. Beyond the personal academic growth which the general education program provides, this core set of common courses also serves as a shared experience that links all Seaver students to one another.

The general education requirement consists of 19 courses which total 63-64 units. Students will also complete a Junior Writing Portfolio and, in their majors, fulfill requirements of presentation skills, research methods, and writing intensive courses.

Explore our General Education Requirements and Optional GE Paths/Colloquia in the left navigation: 

  • American Experience (8 units)
  • Christianity and Culture (9 units)
  • English Composition (3 units)
  • Fine Arts (2 units)
  • First-Year Seminar (3 units)
  • Human Institutions and Behavior (6-7 units)
  • Laboratory Science (4 units)
  • Language (4 units)
  • Literature (4 units)
  • Mathematics (3 units)
  • Speech and Rhetoric (4 units)
  • Western Culture (9 units)
  • World Civilizations (4 units)
  • Great Books Colloquium
  • Social Action and Justice Colloquium