May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Catalog

Degree Requirements



Graduation Requirements

Goodwin University is committed to prepare competent, productive problem solvers who appreciate the diversity of our society, maintain inquiring minds, and embrace lifelong learning. This goal is achieved through the following practices:

Writing requirements span across all our programs and courses. Students become skilled, perceptive, analytical readers and critical thinkers by writing research papers. Utilizing both inductive and deductive reasoning, students evolve into proficient writers capable of conducting scholarly research.

Both content-specific communication courses and embedded material in General Education courses are required for degree students, resulting in students’ mastery of effective methods of relating information. Participation requirements include discussions, teamwork and presentations allowing students to practice critical thinking techniques and collaboration skills.

Mathematics and science courses encourage students to develop inquiring minds by analyzing and synthesizing data, experimenting and drawing solutions, cultivating logical thinking, and using the scientific method.

Philosophy, psychology, or sociology courses prepare students to understand the relevance of the humanities and social sciences to contemporary, local, and world conditions.

Humanities requirements allow students to prepare for their future by learning about the past, appreciate the lessons learned over time by American and world cultures, and find methods to translate this knowledge critically to their lives.

All courses at Goodwin University encourage students to make positive contributions to society by exploring their own talents, experiencing personal growth, and becoming valuable members of their community.


General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Curriculum


All students enrolled in associate degree programs must complete a minimum of 21 credits in general education.
  • Credit(s): 3
  • English (ENG) Credit(s): 3
  • Math (MATH) Credit(s): 3
  • Science (BIO, CHEM, SCI) Credit(s): 3-4
  • Social Science (PSY, SOC) Credit(s): 3
  • Humanities (HIS, PHIL, SPAN, HUM) Credit(s): 3
  • General Education Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credits: 21-22


Elective credits may be from any General Education course, unless directed by the Program. General Education courses contain the following prefixes: ENG, MATH, CAP, COM, BIO, CHEM, SCI, HIS, HUM, PHIL, SPAN, PSY, SOC.
 


General Education Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees


Curriculum


All students enrolled in bachelor degree programs must complete a minimum of 40 credits in general education.
  • Credit(s): 3
  • English (ENG) Credit(s): 6
  • Math (MATH) Credit(s): 3
  • Science (BIO, CHEM, SCI) Credit(s): 4
  • Social Science (PSY, SOC, POL) Credit(s): 6
  • Humanities (HIS, PHIL, SPAN, HUM) Credit(s): 3
  • General Education Electives Credit(s): 15

Total Credits: 40


Elective credits may be from any General Education course, unless directed by the Program. General Education courses contain the following prefixes: ENG, MATH, CAP, COM, BIO, CHEM, SCI, HIS, HUM, PHIL, SPAN, PSY, SOC.