General Education

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Mission Statement

The MSU-Northern Associate of Arts degree in General Education provides the academic knowledge and skills for transfer to meet higher education goals or career pursuits. 

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Learning Outcomes for General Education, AA

  • Demonstrate effective oral communication.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication.
  • Interpret everyday life problems through mathematical or logical representations.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the scientific method and its applications. 
  • Effectively use technology.
  • Describe the structure and functions of social institutions (e.g., family, political, economic, religious) in society. 
  • Describe how an individual's behavior is related to physical, environmental and/or cognitive factors.
  • Describe events from multiple perspectives, evaluate historical context and evidence, to make judgments based on evidence.
  • Analyze creative work, and study and experience how thought, emotion, and meaning are expressed through the creative arts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and appreciation for artistic creativity. 

Associate Degree, General Education: Fundamental skills. Flexible Focus.

  • Finish the prep work for a variety of possible degrees with the curriculum in the general education program.
  • Begin your university education with classes that will help you determine which area to focus on for your four-year degree.

General Education Faculty: Diverse Expertise. Student-Centered.

  • Work closely with faculty who will help you achieve a general education degree and determine a bachelor's degree major.
  • Ask your advisor about approved electives prior to establishing your course schedule.