University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , PA

The University of Pennsylvania says, "The General Education Curriculum... has two broad objectives. It seeks to develop in you some general skills or approaches to knowledge and to engage you in the intellectual work of the disciplines in a variety of fields across the arts and sciences." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:11,678
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:88%
  • Tuition & Fees:$45,890 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Arts & Letters" requirement may be fulfilled with non-literature courses.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "History & Tradition" and the "Cultural Diversity in the U.S." requirements may be satisfied by courses that are not U.S. history or government surveys.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the the "Quantitative Data Analysis," "Formal Reasoning and Analysis," and "Natural Sciences and Mathematics" requirements may be satisfied by science courses or courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 10/23/2013


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