General Education Program
Shawnee State University's General Education Program is
a requirement of all four-year degree programs, regardless of the major.
The program has requirements in the following general categories: English
Composition, Quantitative Reasoning, Fine and Performing Arts, Social
Sciences, Natural Sciences, Western Cultural Perspectives, Non-Western
Cultural Perspectives, Ethics, and Senior Seminar. Shawnee's General
Education Program is designed to provide students with critical skills,
competencies, and knowledge necessary for success in both their personal
and professional lives.
Shawnee State uses a variety of approaches to assess the effectiveness of
the General Education Program, including a survey,
standardized/nationally-normed tests, exams written by SSU faculty
members, and rubrics applied to samples of students' work. The various
assessment initiatives and the associated goals are outlined in the