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General Education Curriculum


Rosemont College’s General Education Curriculum combines a carefully chosen selection of classes with 21st century educational practices to most effectively prepare graduating students for the future. Rosemont doesn’t just train students for the workplace; it cultivates students’ cultural, religious and artistic sensibilities in order to improve the quality of their lives. Students develop a sense of social responsibility and strong intellectual and practical skills that span all areas of study, and a demonstrated ability to apply everything they’ve learned in real-world settings. 

Five Perennial Questions:

  1. What skills do we need to function effectively in today’s society (both local and global)?
  2. Why is human culture so diverse, and what can we learn by studying the ways of others?
  3. Why is knowledge of the ideas and practices of natural science and mathematics essential to our lives?
  4. How should we live our lives, and how should we treat others?
  5. How can we transform what we learn in our lifetimes into actions that improve the quality of both our lives and the lives of others?

Areas of Study


Core Skills

Start with a strong foundation—the Scholar’s Mind.


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Ethics in Action

Make the right decision, all the time.


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Multiculturalism & Gender & Global Awareness

Put yourself in somebody else’s shoes.


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Foreign Language

Communicate to others in their language.


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Creative Expression

Improve your stick figures.


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Social Science

Understand how people behave in this complex world.


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Religious Studies

Understand others beliefs so everyone can coexist.


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Problem Solving & Critical Thinking

Everyone needs to think.


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Natural Sciences

Learn how the world works.


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Examine the human condition.



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Experiential Learning

Make the connection between classroom theory and the real world.


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Senior Capstone

Put everything together, and prove you’ve learned something.



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Why the Liberal Arts?

Think critically, approach problems from many angles, communicate clearly, and step into leadership roles.


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What else can we tell you?

Here's what alumni are saying about General Education.