William Paterson University of New Jersey
William Paterson University says, "The University Core Curriculum or the Core is the 'general education' program at William Paterson University designed to enable students to prepare for an increasingly complex yet interdependent world that simultaneously holds opportunities for creativity, new knowledge, connecting across conventional boundaries of thought and practices, cooperation and teamwork, and diverse modes of communication and building community." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:9,103
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:29%
- Tuition & Fees (In State):$12,574 annually
- Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$20,466 annually
General Education Requirements
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the qualifying courses for the "Historical Perspectives" section of the "Ways of Knowing" requirement are world history courses rather than U.S. government or history surveys. Furthermore, a course in American government is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences" section of the "Ways of Knowing" requirement.
No credit given for Economics because economics courses are options, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences" section of the "Ways of Knowing" requirement.
General Education Assessment
William Paterson University of New Jersey 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 www.voluntarysystem.org.
Curriculum last evaluated: 07/13/2016