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A general education program is predicated on the belief that a particular body of knowledge and a particular set of competencies exist which are common to liberally educated people and which enable them to function as whole persons in a pluralistic society.

Mission

General Education at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences contributes to the development of the whole person by promoting knowledge integration, thus enabling students to discover connections between different disciplines and real-life applications.

Students will develop the following four core competencies through a combination of appropriate general education coursework as well as through direct instruction and reinforcing projects and experiences within their program course work.

Core Competencies

Communication: Students will be able to communicate effectively with an intended audience across a variety of formats.
Critical Thinking: Students will be able to apply concepts and information to solve problems or make real world decisions.
Culture and Diversity: Students will be able to recognize the impact of personal worldview on interactions with people of different cultures or different perspectives.
Collaboration: Students will be able to collaborate with others to reach common goals.

General Education Core Requirements

Undergraduate degrees offered at Cabarrus College require completion of General Education coursework.

In associate degree programs, students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education coursework, with at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics.

In baccalaureate programs, students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of general education coursework, with at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics.

Diploma students must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours of general education coursework.

General education coursework is optional in certificate programs.

Graduate level programs need only focus on courses in the major; general education courses are not required.

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