ABOUT THE GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
As New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, Ramapo invites you to consider new perspectives about the world you’ve known in order to expand your horizons and be prepared for your next stage in life. At Ramapo College, you will be challenged by a variety of educational experiences including those encountered your major, your school core curricula, minors, concentrations, study abroad programs, and other opportunities. You will pursue an academic major suited to your primary educational and professional interests and also complete the requirements of a broad-based general education program curriculum, which will provide a more expansive context for your major. Together, these diverse educational experiences will connect you to our college community and will provide solid preparation for your future.
Drawing on the rich traditions of a liberal arts education, which encourages students to engage, view, and address challenges in a variety of ways, Ramapo College’s general education program is designed to encourage you to see the intellectual, social, economic, cultural, aesthetic, and empirical connections we all share in our increasingly linked, increasingly global world. Since news, ideas, and wealth can circle the globe at the click of a mouse or the tap of a screen today, this world needs citizens who honor where they came from and understand that no individual and no community stands alone, and this is precisely what is developed in students through our balanced general education program. Ramapo students who successfully navigate all of the varied and intertwined educational experiences presented to them including the general education program will be able to respond quickly to political, technological, and cultural change, be ready to shift careers, and even lead the way in evolving fields. A lifetime of learning is the passport to a productive, fulfilling future, and the student who takes that path is ready to meet and shape tomorrow.