Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

Spelman College says, "The Core Curriculum teaches the knowledge, skills and abilities that freethinking women of African descent should possess. It emphasizes critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and fine arts in addition to international and gender studies. The structure of the core curriculum supports progressive development of our students’ intellectual agency within an interdisciplinary context, and core classes are scaffolded throughout the four years of the undergraduate experience." [Source, Pg. 15]

  • Website:http://www.spelman.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:2,137
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:69%
  • Tuition & Fees:$28,181 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Spelman College 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 www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 02/28/2017


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