Southwestern says, "In structuring the academic curriculum, Southwestern University believes that all courses must contribute in a vital way to a liberal arts education.... Students who experience such a liberal arts education should become literate, informed and critical persons capable of making the world more humane and just." [Source, pg. 13]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:1,489
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:66%
- Tuition & Fees:$39,060 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Composition because the "Writing in the Disciplines" requirement may be satisfied by writing-intensive courses offered in a range of disciplines that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.
No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Division of Humanities" requirement.
3. Foreign LanguageYES
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Division of Humanities" requirement.
No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Division of Social Sciences" requirement.
No credit given for Natural Science because the "NSL" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little science content.
General Education Assessment
Southwestern 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: 03/23/2017