Course Offerings

The General Studies Program offers courses in:

  • global culture
  • global issues
  • African and African-American studies
  • humanistic studies
  • communication
  • literature and language
  • religion
  • ethics
  • social studies
  • science

Interdisciplinary course offerings encourage students to study and gain real-world knowledge outside of their major discipline to broaden their personal growth and development. All Wilberforce students, as part of their regular course requirements for a bachelor’s degree, must complete the General Studies core requirements.

Program Goals

The goals of the Wilberforce University General Studies Program are that each student should be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to communicate effectively through written expression
  • The ability to communicate effectively through oral expression
  • The ability to think critically and logically using analytical rationale
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of global affairs and diversity issues
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of the practice of religions and Christianity – especially pertaining to the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and its teachings
  • Recognize and analyze ethical issues and choose appropriate action/reaction to these issues
  • Effectively utilize current technology-based tools, media, applications, and equipment to develop both personally and professionally.

First-Year Program

Integrated into the General Studies Program is the First-Year Program, a student-centered program that includes competency based courses providing new students with the reading, writing, studying, analytical, and mathematical skills necessary to achieve their educational and career goals.  These courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

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