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Liberal Education and Institutional Requirements

Liberal Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees
Technology Requirements
Liberal Education & Technology Requirements Advising Sheet

Liberal Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees

An integral part of all UMC degree programs, liberal education is the set of common understanding and skills essential to successful living in a modern society and to functioning as a whole person integrated into that society. Specifically, there are three core component areas of liberal education (communication, critical thinking, and working with others) that are integrated throughout the curriculum for every degree. Bachelor of science degree programs require a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education; the bachelor’s degree in an applied field and the associate degrees have separately established liberal education requirements. UMC’s 40 credit liberal education requirement for all bachelor of science degrees also meets the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, a collaborative effort among two- and four-year public colleges and universities in Minnesota to help students transfer their work in liberal education. The faculty of the University of Minnesota, Crookston, recognize the courses below as meeting the student competencies of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Because courses may be added or deleted from the list check online or with an academic adviser for the most current updates.

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Technology Requirement

UMC is a technologically advanced campus that embraces the use of modern communications and information technology in teaching and learning. To assure all UMC graduates are well prepared for today’s technology-driven workplace, all baccalaureate programs require at least three credits in computer applications (CA) coursework.

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Liberal Education & Institutional Requirements Advising Sheet
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