Oakland University says that it aims to "introduce students to a broad base of knowledge and to develop their analytical and evaluative skills, creating a solid foundation for productive and fulfilling lives of leadership, innovation and service. A well-educated person is not a narrow specialist, and the breadth of knowledge acquired through general education cannot be found in any single major. Through its three-part structure of Foundations, Explorations, and Integration, the General Education program complements the major to increase the student's flexibility and options upon graduation." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:16,935
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:16%
- Tuition & Fees (In State):$11,344 annually
- Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$23,522 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Literature because the "Literature" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not literature surveys.
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 a survey course in American history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Western Civilization" requirement, and the "U.S. Diversity" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not history surveys.
No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Science" requirements.
No credit given for Mathematics because the "Formal Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.
General Education Assessment
Oakland 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: 06/22/2016