General Education

About General Education

Lehman College provides undergraduates not only with a major specialization, but also with training in a range of basic skills and general subjects on beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. In this way a bachelor's degree represents both training in a special field and the skills and knowledge to meet life's varied challenges responsibly, intelligently, and creatively.

General Education and the Baccalaureate Degree

General Education Chart

General Education includes subjects comprising the shared intellectual heritage of our diverse culture. It teaches critical thinking and encourages accurate and effective communication. General Education supports the integration, synthesis, and application of knowledge, and includes proficiency in information literacy.

Undergraduate education offers not only specialized knowledge and professional skills, but also the multiple views and general intellectual abilities developed by the study of liberal arts and sciences, which provide a foundation for independent, responsible living. 

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