General Education

Berea College’s curriculum includes an interdisciplinary General Education Program in addition to intensive study in a major. As an institution with a liberal-arts foundation and outlook, the College has a responsibility to educate the whole person. Berea College’s General Education Program addresses Berea’s Great Commitments and is designed to help students develop important knowledge, skills, and habits of mind. The program extends from the first year through the senior year and includes, in addition to course work, convocations and other experiences. Along with the Major and Electives, General Education is one of the three components of a degree curriculum at Berea. (See “General Education Program” under The Academic Program section of this publication.)