General Education Program

The general education program at Principia College provides foundational knowledge. It consists of:

  • Distribution requirements
  • Proficiency requirements
  • Skill development requirements

A primary goal of our general education program is to help students further identify and articulate their values and purposes in learning—to practice self-knowledge and to take responsibility for their education. Another goal is to acquire a breadth of knowledge across a wide variety of academic fields.

The general education program contributes to the academic components of the College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes (CWSLOs). Each component of the general education program has discipline-specific criteria stated below that map to the CWSLOs.