Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State says "In keeping with the University’s mission to assist its students to develop intellectually and to use their knowledge to improve the conditions of their communities, the Core has been designed to introduce students to a variety of academic disciplines and social issues. For each area in the core a set of goals has been established, offering students an opportunity to develop the critical skills needed to deal effectively with a variety of academic disciplines and concepts. The foundations of the Common Core are disciplinary forms, within which, students select specific courses. One of the goals of the Common Core is to introduce students to areas of study which are seen as necessary ingredients for a cultivated, humane life." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.wsc.mass.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:5,584
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:53%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$9,715 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$15,795 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    NO

    See Note

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

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit for Foreign Language because language study is only an option in the "Global Diversity" requirement.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    YES
  • 5. Economics

    NO

    See Note

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

  • 6. Mathematics

    YES
  • 7. Science

    YES

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/17/2018

B

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