General Education

As a liberal arts institution, Willamette provides an education in the arts, humanities, and sciences while allowing students to major in a particular field within these areas. The General Education Program ensures that students are exposed to a range of disciplinary methods of inquiry, as well as development of students’ capacity to engage in self-reflection, critical thinking and problem solving, close reading, discussion, and writing. Individualized experiences are strengthened by opportunities for scholarship and community engagement. General Education, then, plays a critical part in preparing graduates to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of contribution, achievement, and meaning in a dynamic world.

General Education Requirements

The General Education Program has 5 components:

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