Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem State says that "the General Education curriculum is designed to foster the development of critical skills such as thinking, writing, and speaking; while offering students the opportunity to explore the vast fields that make up the academy." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:4,688
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:21%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$5,941 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$16,188 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because dedicated composition courses are options, but not required, to fulfill the "Learning Outcome: Written Communication" requirement.

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Area of Knowledge: Literature" requirement may be fulfilled with courses that are not literature surveys.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because survey courses in American government or history are options, but not required, to fulfill the "Area of Knowledge: Social/Behavioral Sciences" and "Area of Knowledge: History" requirements, respectively.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Winston-Salem 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: 07/20/2017


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