Liberal Arts & Sciences

Philosophy and Goals

General Education Philosophy

General education is an essential component of a student's education. Woven throughout the curriculum, general education provides students with a foundation for lifelong learning. General education is a cohesive curriculum defined by college faculty to develop general knowledge and reasoning ability through an integration of learning experiences in the liberal arts and sciences. The general education categories at Minnesota State College Southeast are as follows: communications/English, mathematics, natural science, social science, humanities, health and wellness and digital literacy.

General Education Goals

In support of its general education philosophy, Minnesota State College Southeast has adopted the following goals for students:

  • Effectively read, write, speak, and listen in formal English
  • Demonstrate self and group awareness
  • Apply appropriate use of technology to increase digital literacy
  • Gather, analyze, and use information to solve problems and support opinions

Our general education goals are closely related to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). View the ten areas of emphasis in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.


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