About the Global Citizenship Program

The Global Citizenship Program will have a phased implementation, beginning with brand new college students pursuing BA and BS degrees in the Fall of 2012 and in 2013. In later years, transfer students and students pursuing other degrees (such as the BFA, BSN, and BM) will be included, as well. Until 2014 or later, those students will participate in the General Education Program.

To complete the Global Citizenship Program, students will take two seminars, the First-year Seminar as new students and the Global Keystone Seminar as juniors. In addition, students will complete eight courses of at least three credit hours each in the general education portion of the program.

These courses are designed both to help students learn content knowledge and also to help students develop the skills they need for 21st century success.

Global Citizenship Program:

If your requirements fall under the Global Citizenship Program, you will complete 30 credit hours.

Degree requirements – 6 credit hours as indicated below:

FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar 3 credit hours

Global Citizenship Program Keystone Seminar 3 credit hours 

General Course Requirements: 24 credit hours of knowledge/skills courses. Each GCP course is coded for a knowledge area and a skill. You need:

Knowledge Areas:

  1. 6 credit hours from courses with two different prefixes designated 'Roots of Cultures.'
  2. 6 credit hours from courses with two different prefixes designated 'Social Systems and Human Behavior.'
  3. 3 credit hours from courses designated 'Physical and Natural World.'
  4. 3 credit hours from courses designated 'Global Understanding.'
  5. 3 credit hours from courses designated 'Arts Appreciation'
  6. 3 credit hours from courses designated for 'Quantitative Literacy.'

Skills Requirements:

  1. All students must complete three credit hours in courses coded for each of the following skills:

    1. Written Communication
    2. Oral Communication
    3. Critical Thinking
    4. Intercultural Competence
    5. Ethical Reasoning
  2. Students will usually complete the Skills Requirement with courses in the GCP Course Requirements but may also complete it with appropriately coded courses within their major, or within other coded courses not part of the GCP.Frequently Asked Questions about General Education/Global Citizenship Program

Frequently Asked Questions about Global Citizenship

Can I use courses from my major in the GCP?

No, courses from the major will not count to fulfill GCP requirements, with the exception of double majors.

If I double major, how many courses can I use toward GCP from each major?

No courses used to fulfill the course requirements of a student's first major may be used to satisfy Global Citizenship Program Course Requirements.

Courses in a second major or in a minor or certificate program may be used to satisfy Global Citizenship Program requirements. Special accommodations are made adjusting this requirement for a small number of majors with high credit-hour requirements, as indicated in the description of the specific major.