Expand Your Skills and Knowledge with General Education Courses
Our College of Applied Studies & Academic Success (CASAS) oversees the general education courses used to fulfill the core classes required for all bachelor’s degrees. The curriculum of these core classes is designed to ensure that all Liberty graduates communicate effectively, think critically, conduct accurate research, and apply a biblical worldview to every area of their lives.
By studying the humanities, behavioral sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences, you will discover how such areas of study are interrelated and provide foundational knowledge and training that sets you up for success in your future career endeavors.
College is an experience that stretches and grows you, helping you become a well-rounded person. General education classes provide important opportunities to learn about new fields of study that may contribute to your major in unexpected ways. If you are undecided about which degree program you wish to pursue, general education courses offer the chance to explore different disciplines to discover what you’re passionate about.
General Education Areas of Study
Communication and Information Literacy
- Develop and master written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills.
- Gain the skills you’ll need to become an efficient researcher, learning how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- Evaluate information and reach logical conclusions.
- Argue a position and defend your biblical worldview using credible evidence and valid reasoning.
Civic and Global Engagement
- Assess the impact of culture, politics, economics, and industry influences from your worldview.
- Engage people from different social and/or cultural backgrounds using Christian principles.
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning
- Analyze information, establish plans, and predict outcomes using technology and basic math skills.
- You will also develop financial literacy skills.
Social & Scientific Inquiry
- Explore how natural science impacts the world we live in.
- Understand social structures and human behavior in a biblical context.
- Propose solutions for scientific or social problems.
Christian Life and Thought
- Discover what the Bible says and how it shapes the way you think about yourself and others.
- Foster a Christian worldview and relate to God’s past, present, and future redemptive work.
What Can General Education Courses Do For You?
At Liberty, we train our students to be Champions for Christ from their very first class. This means that all of our general education (Gen Ed) courses are taught from a biblical worldview by professors who are dedicated to mentoring you as you begin your college journey. Our professors care about you as an individual, and they are open to speaking with you one-on-one about questions you have from class or about pursuing a degree in their field. Throughout your Gen Ed courses, you will be challenged to expand your skill set and knowledge base as you follow God’s call on your life.
As one of the largest Christian colleges in the nation, we have the resources you need to make the most of your bachelor’s degree – beginning with your first semester. For our freshmen students who excel, we provide special support and community through our Honors and Eagle Scholars programs, designed to help you develop your leadership skills and make the most of your academic and professional achievements.
With programs like our New York and Washington Fellowships, you have the opportunity to pursue internships with some of the largest companies and organizations in the world, like Ralph Lauren, the U.S. Congress, Fox News, Broadway, the National Park Service, the American Psychological Association, and the Metro Police Department.
“I have always known that I wanted to become a teacher. I came to Liberty University with that goal in mind. It was not until I took Biology 102, a general education course at Liberty, that I realized I love science. Therefore, I have decided to pursue a degree in Elementary Education and have added a specialization in science.”
– Leah Fabian, Education student
“The general education courses have been a good introduction to college and have helped me develop study habits for my major.
They have helped me narrow down what I want to do for my career.”
– Mason Meyer
“It was great to get in the classroom and get a sense for how classes will go. My general education courses have really opened my eyes to all the different things you can do.”
– Jaylen Guy