Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore College says, "The purpose of [the] College is to make its students more valuable human beings and more useful members of society. Although it shares this purpose with other educational institutions, each school, college, and university seeks to realize this purpose in its own way. Swarthmore seeks to help its students realize their full intellectual and personal potential combined with a deep sense of ethical and social concern." [Source]

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    NO

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

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

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    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

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    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

    NO

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    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

    PARTIAL

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    One-half credit given for both Mathematics and Natural Science because math and science are folded into the "Natural Sciences and Engineering" and "NSEP Science Laboratory" requirements, thus students may choose either one or the other.

  • 7. Science

    PARTIAL

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    One-half credit given for both Mathematics and Natural Science because math and science are folded into the "Natural Sciences and Engineering" and "NSEP Science Laboratory" requirements, thus students may choose either one or the other.

Curriculum last evaluated: 08/06/2018

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