University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee says, "General education provides the foundation for successful academic study, for lifelong learning, and for carrying out the duties of local, national, and global citizenship. The university's general education curriculum is designed to help students better understand themselves, human cultures and societies, and the natural world, and to contribute to their personal enrichment while enrolled and after graduation." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:21,664
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:43%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$12,436 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$30,856 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Arts and Humanities" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


    See Note

    No credit given for Natural Science because the "" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little science content.

  • General Education Assessment

    University of Tennessee - Knoxville uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/17/2016


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