General Education and Graduation Requirements

St. Lawrence students are expected to take a breadth of courses in a variety of different fields. Rather than mandate students to take a particular course/subject, the curriculum is organized around categories that help our students achieve the goals listed above. For a list of current course offerings that fulfill each of the general education requirements, click on the links below. For more information (such as course descriptions and pre-requisite information), check the University Catalog or the Course Catalog in APR 2 (requires log-in). [Please note that you do not need to complete all the requirements within your first year; however, it is advised to complete them sooner rather than later.]

What are general education requirements and how do I fulfill them?

First Year Program

  • Fall FYP (Course Descriptions can be found at this link)
  • Spring FYS (Course Descriptions can be found at this link)

The Human Experience & the Natural World (one in each of the following categories, 4 different departments, no more than one in major)

  • Arts (ARTS)
  • Social Sciences (SS)
  • Humanities (HU)
  • Natural Science with lab (NS-L)

Literacies (one of each)

  • Quantitative or Logical Reasoning (QLR)
  • Environmental Literacy (EL)

Human Diversity: Culture and Communication (in one of the following ways):

  • One Diversity (DIV13) & one foreign language (LANG)
  • Two Diversity (DIV13)
  • One Diversity (DIV13) & an off-campus program approved for DIV13

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