General Education Program

Students

Whether the goal is to finish a two-year career program or transfer to another school, there are certain abilities that all students need to be successful. To ensure that all students gain a broad foundation of knowledge, MC and most two- and four- year schools have made the General Education Program a component of every degree program. At MC, students are required to take a central group of courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science, and have the option to take additional courses in health and communications. The skills learned in these courses provide the basis for excellence and success in all courses and allow students to explore how learning is integrated across their entire degree programs.

Through engagement in high impact educational practices and completion of the General Education program, students will demonstrate ability in five areas of competency:

  • Written and oral communication
  • Scientific and quantitative reasoning
  • Critical analysis and reasoning
  • Technological competency
  • Information literacy

As proficiencies, students will also develop:

  • An awareness of the arts
  • An understanding of their personal, social, and civic responsibilities as members of a global community

General Education Requirements and Course Lists

You may follow the General Education program requirements for the year you first enrolled at MC OR choose the current academic year. Individual courses to meet those requirements that have not yet been completed should be chosen from the CURRENT year’s course list.

 

Select one of the options below to learn more.
Students
Appeals
Information on how to request the use of a different course to fulfill a General Education Requirement
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Foundation and Distribution Areas
This requirement creates a network of skills and abilities that successful students will draw on throughout their college experience and their careers after MC
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FAQ & Resources
Find resources and answers to frequently asked questions about the General Education Program
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