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General Education


The baccalaureate degree programs of Clarion University are designed to provide students with both a specialized and a liberal education. Through a specialized education, students obtain some depth of knowledge in an academic discipline and perhaps in a career area. Through a liberal education, students develop a basis and a context both for their specialized studies and for their lives within and beyond the university. At its best, general education encourages students to develop academic skills, acquire liberal knowledge, shape individual values, and apply all three (skills, knowledge, and values) to their academic, professional, personal, and public lives.


Here are the student learning outcomes for Clarion's General Education Program:

  • Students will mature in their understanding of the creative, natural, social, and cultural forces that shape the world.
  • Students will develop intellectual inquiry and problem solving skills.
  • Students will commit to personal and professional ethical responsibility.
  • Students will integrate and apply their learning across general and specialized fields.