General Education Program

The purpose of the General Education Program is to provide a common educational experience, to develop essential skills, and to provide broad cultural background for personal and professional growth. The curriculum is listed under a four-fold division. The divisions, although not mutually exclusive or all-encompassing, organize similar themes relevant to faith and learning. Each complements the others and, in each, conscious efforts are made to reveal connections, develop perspectives, and build synthetic thinking skills.

General Education at PLNU is divided into the following categories (review the catalog online for a list of courses):

  • Responding to the Sacred,
  • Developing Cognitive Skills,
  • Exploring an Interdependent World, and
  • Seeking Cultural Perspectives.