General Education Requirements

The mission of General Education at The College of St. Scholastica, Veritas, is to engage students in defining and practicing responsible living and meaningful work. Veritas has an essential role, together with the majors, in fulfilling the College's distinctive academic mission of liberal education in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition by emphasizing the search for truth across a breadth of disciplines.

In all Veritas courses students engage in the Personal and Social Responsibility values that inform a St. Scholastica education: 

  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Ethical reasoning and action
  • Civic knowledge and engagement

These skills are essential in preparing students for a life of career wellness and meaningful work.

The value of Veritas

80 percent of employers think every student should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts, why a liberal arts education is the best job preparation or how a liberal arts degree has become tech's hottest ticket

Historically Benedictines have been scholars, caregivers, educators and artists. The liberal arts mirror the broad pathways that Benedictines have pioneered. The rigor and breadth of our program best prepare St. Scholastica students to meet the present and face the future with wisdom, faith and imagination.

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