Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State says, "General Education is the core of the educational experience at Montclair State University. It gives you a common academic experience that you share with your fellow students. It provides you with a firm foundation of knowledge and 'cultural literacy' in both traditional and contemporary fields of study." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:15,885
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:36%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$11,773 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$20,320 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 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 "American/European History" section of the "Social Science" requirement.

  • 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

    Montclair 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: 09/20/2015


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