Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

Claflin says, "General education refers to a common core of knowledge designed to provide students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education and the development of skills and character needed to become engaged citizens and visionary leaders in a global society. As a result of the General education curriculum, students will develop a mastery of critical and analytical thinking, and independent research, as well as oral and written communication skills that will expand their avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment." [Source, Pg. 48]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,905
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:40%
  • Tuition & Fees:$16,158 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences and History" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Claflin 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

Curriculum last evaluated: 03/09/2017


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