Lawrence University

Appleton, WI

The purpose of Lawrence University's general education program is, "To consist of three parts. The purpose of the distribution requirements is to ensure that students graduating from Lawrence experience the breadth of study central to a liberal arts education. The purpose of the diversity requirements is to prepare students for positions of leadership within an increasingly diverse American society and an increasingly interconnected world. The skills represented by the competency requirements are fundamental to the study of the liberal arts and prerequisites for success in any discipline or profession." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,511
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:66%
  • Tuition & Fees:$42,657 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: 06/03/2016


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