Lawrence University

Appleton, WI

Lawrence University says, "General education ensures that Lawrence students gain familiarity with different academic disciplines and the modes of thought and expression appropriate to each, that they develop an understanding of international and domestic diversity and their impact on contemporary life, and that they develop competencies in writing/speaking, quantitative reasoning, and world languages. The purpose of the distribution requirement is to ensure that students graduating from Lawrence experience the breadth of study central to a liberal arts education." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,528
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:64%
  • Tuition & Fees:$44,844 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the "Freshman Studies" requirement may be satisfied by courses that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction and the "Competency" requirement may be satisfied by courses on public speaking.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematical Reasoning or Quantitative Analysis" competency requirement may be satisfied by science and economics courses.

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 05/30/2017


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