Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University says, "The General Education Program combines a traditional distribution component with a interdisciplinary core component. The core consists of three interdisciplinary issues courses and a New Student Seminar. The purpose of these interdisciplinary courses is to acquaint students with contemporary issues stemming from scientific, global, and national concerns, and to ensure that all students deal with the same issues, thus sharing a common academic experience." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:16,852
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:42%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$12,455 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$20,567 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 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 "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: 06/21/2018


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