Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

GVSU says, "The Grand Valley State University General Education Program provides a broad-based liberal education experience that fosters lifelong learning and informed citizenship. The program prepares students for intelligent participation in public dialogues that consider the issues of humane living and responsible action in local,national, and global communities." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:21,636
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:37%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$11,363 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$16,044 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Philosophy and Literature" requirement may be fulfilled with non-literature courses.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


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    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "U.S. Diversity" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not history surveys. Moreover, a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


    See Note

    No credit given for Natural or Physical Science because the "Natural Sciences" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little science content.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/08/2017


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