How it Works 

General education requirements are met with a combination of courses across the curriculum and inside the major. Meredith’s General Education program, or Core Connections, includes four components:

Fields of Knowledge Exploring the past, present and future as approached by the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, mathematics and health/physical learning

Communication Development of writing, speaking and foreign language strengths

Modes of Inquiry Practice in the types of thought that support advanced learning and personal growth: critical thinking, ethical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, information literacy

Perspectives and Citizenship Understanding significant domestic and global topics; a focused learning experience outside the classroom, and immersion in cultural events, on- and off- campus


General Education enhances a Meredith degree through coursework and experiences that position students to live, work, and lead in a complex world.


The Meredith Community achieves the mission of General Education through a teaching and learning environment that values

  • Curiosity and exploration
  • Fundamental and innovative knowledge
  • Skills development
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Openness to varied perspectives

Students complete General Education with an enriched and enlarged sense of the world and of their own potential.

Learn more about Core Connections in the Undergraduate Catalogue

Contact Information
Rebecca Duncan
118B Lux Hall

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