Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State says, "The General Education Program is intended to prepare you with the habits and capabilities to be a lifelong learner; to become an information literate, knowledgeable, active and discerning citizen; and develop into a culturally aware and self-reflective critical thinker who functions locally as well as in the nation and the global community." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:16,810
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:39%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$12,116 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$20,007 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: 06/08/2017


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