The Arts & Sciences General Education curriculum consists of 45 credits in three basic categories of requirements: skills, distribution and diversity.

  • Skills Requirement: 9 credits (6 written communication, 3 quantitative reasoning and mathematical skills, plus foreign language proficiency). Courses taken to fulfill this requirement may not also count toward the distribution or diversity requirements.
  • Distribution Requirement: 36 credits (12 arts and humanities, 12 social sciences, 12 natural sciences).
  • Diversity Requirement: 0–6 credits. Courses taken to fulfill this requirement may also count toward the Distribution Requirement but not the Skills Requirement.

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Please work closely with the Asian Studies academic advisor, Christine Luft ( for a comprehensive list of course offerings that will fulfill your degree requirements.