FGCU's Liberal Arts Experience
Cultivate the intellectual curiosity, knowledge, and skills necessary for academic success, engaged citizenship, and lifelong learning.
Knowledge in Multiple Disciplines
Courses in Communication, Mathematics, the Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences acquaint students with an array of subject areas and disciplinary methods.
Intellectual and Practical Skills
Emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, and quantitative reasoning develops students’ academic, career, and life skills.
Responsible and creative engagement with local and global communities allows students to realize their impact on diverse and interconnected social worlds.
2023-2024 General Education Program CoursesToggle More Info
General Education Program Details
Subject Area RequirementsStudents must earn a minimum grade of C in all courses used to satisfy General Education Communication, Mathematics, State Core Humanities, State Core Social Sciences, and State Core Natural Sciences subject areas. A grade of C- does not satisfy the requirement of a minimum grade of C.
Communication (6 credit hours)Toggle More Info
Mathematics (6 credit hours)Toggle More Info
Humanities (9 credit hours)Toggle More Info
Social Sciences (6-9 credit hours)Toggle More Info
Natural Sciences (6-9 credit hours)Toggle More Info
Competency requirements are not in addition to subject-area requirements, but are instead fulfilled as students complete subject area courses in the program.
Written Communication (6 credit hours minimum)Toggle More Info
Quantitative Reasoning (6 credit hours minimum)Toggle More Info
Critical Thinking (9 credit hours minimum)Toggle More Info
Intercultural Knowledge (6 credit hours minimum)Toggle More Info