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I chose Curry because I really enjoyed the campus feel, I felt safe there. I also looked at the students and I saw me. I felt like I could relate to them. I felt comfortable and that was really important-just fitting in.

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General Education Program

At the heart of Curry College's undergraduate curriculum is our General Education (Gen Ed) Program. Gen Ed is based on our belief in the power and potential of the liberal arts.

Our 51-53 credit Gen Ed curriculum addresses the "Essential Learning Outcomes" and High Impact Practices established by the prestigious Association of American Colleges and Universities. The curriculum develops skills needed to participate in the 21st century economy - skills that employers and professors value: global knowledge, effective written and oral communication, critical thinking, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, intercultural sensitivity, teamwork and ethical judgment.

Highlights of our General Education Program include:

First-Year Inquiry

This first-year course introduces students to the liberal arts through examination of topical, relevant, real-world issues through a focused disciplinary and broader interdisciplinary perspective. Using common readings, speakers, and information drawn from liberal arts disciplines, students will explore their own ideas and assumptions while discussing ways in which information offers deeper understanding and insight into their lived experiences - personal or educational. Additionally, throughout the course, information literacy and portfolio development will be introduced as students retrieve and evaluate information, and demonstrate their learning.

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Junior-Year Inquiry

This course emphasizes the integration of ideas and knowledge in liberal arts disciplines and is the culminating experience in the General Education curriculum at Curry College. Adopting a thematic approach using readings, discussions, and examinations of work included in the portfolio, the course provides students with an in-depth, personal understanding of the many sensible if sometimes subtle connections among liberal arts disciplines, the value of a liberal arts education, and ways to integrate liberal arts learning further into their studies.

First-Year Core Requirements

In addition to the First-Year Inquiry course, all students take 12 credits in their first year in these areas: Reading, Writing and Research (I)(II), Communication, Quantitative Literary/Math.

Breadth Requirements

All students take 19 breadth credits drawn from these areas: Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences. Breadth courses will also be used to satisfy "enhancement" course work in reading and writing, information literacy and quantitative reasoning.


All students will complete 6 credits in courses which address learning outcomes for Diversity.

International/Global Interdependence

All students will complete 6-8 credits in courses which address learning outcomes for International/Global Interdependence.

Experiential Learning and Wellness

All students will satisfy learning outcome objectives in the areas of Experiential Learning and Wellness as demonstrated through course work or in co-curricular experiences as evidenced in their ePortfolio.


Beginning with their First-Year Inquiry course and culminating in Junior-Year Inquiry, all students will maintain an ePortfolio. This digital portfolio will support reflection and integration of learning within the entire Gen Ed curriculum. The ePortfolio also supports student responsibility for learning and provides both evidence and direction supporting career choice and longer term career advancement.


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