Benedictine University’s General Education Program

Your major will prepare you for your first job, but General Education will prepare you for the rest of your life.

General education courses provide the experiences, knowledge and skills you need to successfully manage life’s challenges. They teach students that there are multiple ways to study and solve problems, and stress the importance of being an informed and active citizen. Benedictine’s General Education Curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary learning, community, and real-world experiences that link classroom knowledge with current problems. The curriculum includes Basic Skills courses, Distribution Requirements and an emphasis on global and sustainability issues. In addition, we require two Interdisciplinary Seminars and experiential learning (which includes a Learning Community and Engaged Learning experience).