McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University says, "The mission of this core curriculum is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge, skills, and methods of inquiry that support advanced study in their chosen degree program and constitute the characteristics of an informed, college-educated citizen." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:6,926
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:31%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,920 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$15,958 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "English" requirement through SAT or ACT scores.

  • 2. Literature

  • 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/Behavioral Sciences" and "History" requirements, respectively.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

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

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    McNeese State University 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: 07/11/2018


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