Integrative General Education
At Bellevue University, you'll complete a core curriculum that reimagines the liberal arts tradition, and builds knowledge and skills for a career that stands the test of time.
Industries will change. Technology will evolve. The direction you're headed today may shift course. Through it all, a Bellevue University degree stays with you.
Our distinctive active learning experience and curriculum design go far beyond helping you build specialized knowledge for your chosen field. They prepare you with a toolkit of skills that will assist you for a lifetime — both in and out of the workplace.
See how active learning comes to life in Integrative General Education
Success in today's world isn't just about understanding a specific subject. It's about knowing how to apply logic to complex problems, understand fundamentals of today's industries, and develop tools for communicating your ideas clearly to influence others.
With these foundational courses, you'll build a stable knowledge base to help you succeed.
The most effective problem solvers and leaders understand the context of what's happening around them. That comes from exploring the many facets of the human condition—our behaviors, our culture, and our natural world.
By selecting courses from these key categories, you'll develop critical thinking skills you'll need to ask important questions and find the truth behind the challenges you'll face in your career — and in life.
Ultimately, your education should help you become a better citizen and steward of your community. And success in your career is only one part of that journey.
The rest comes from understanding the values that hold our society together and keep us progressing forward. Through these courses, you'll do just that.
*There are no substitutions or transfer courses for the Kirkpatrick Signature Series. The Kirkpatrick Signature Series is not required for the completion of the Bellevue University Associate of Science degree.
The four Integrative General Education program outcomes focus on acquiring foundational skills; integrating knowledge across the curriculum; developing ethical, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities; and preparing students for their roles as local and global citizens:
Many of our general education course options can be taken in clusters, which allow you to focus on one theme and build a broad base of relevant, related skills—completing three required courses in one 12-week timeline.Learn more about course clusters ›
No need to re-take courses you've already fulfilled. At Bellevue University, you'll be able to transfer credits in ahead of the game, and accelerate your degree as a result. Talk to us to get the full picture in your unique case.