Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State says, "General Education is the study of humans in their global setting. The general education curriculum, therefore, acts as the heart of a university education by developing the capacities that typify the educated person and providing a basis for life-long learning and intellectual, ethical, and aesthetic fulfillment. General education examines the world around us and fosters an understanding of our interactions with the world and our place in the universe. General education celebrates the creative capacities of humankind and helps to preserve and transmit to future generations the values, knowledge, wisdom, and sense of history that are our common heritage." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.pittstate.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:6,270
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:23%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$6,508 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$16,978 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


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    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "English Composition" requirement through ACT scores.

  • 2. Literature


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    No credit given for Literature because it is one of three areas of the "Human Heritage" requirement, from which students need only select two.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


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    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "Political Studies" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not U.S. history or government surveys.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


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    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

    Pittsburg 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 www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 05/09/2016


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