General Education Package for George Fox students


A well-rounded education – one that embraces the lessons of the arts and humanities, the natural and social sciences, and the Christian faith – is critical to discovering truth.


Our core curriculum was designed with the premise that a well-rounded education – one that embraces the lessons of the arts and humanities, the natural and social sciences, and the Christian faith – is critical to discovering truth. The purpose of these core classes is twofold: They help students cultivate knowledge and develop skills through the study of multiple scholarly disciplines, and they provide all undergraduates with a rich common experience.

The liberal arts core is a coherent, sequential program designed by faculty to help students become integrative, Christ-centered lifelong learners. Five themes are woven throughout the course work in the liberal arts core: communication, collaboration, critique, care and Christ.

The following are features of the core curriculum …

  • A writing lab designed to assist all students in attaining a level of college writing proficiency during their first year, with additional help beyond the first year for those needing it
  • A course taken by all freshmen during their first semester, entitled Knowing and Being Known, designed to help students navigate the transition to college and foster particular habits, dispositions and skills that will help them be successful throughout their college experience
  • A senior capstone course that provides students the opportunity to reflect on their vocation and their liberal arts education in multidisciplinary groups and prepare for the transition to the world of work
  • Several interdisciplinary courses that encourage integrative thinking and problem solving
  • A set of courses to help students better understand the Bible and the history and theology of the world Christian movement in a way that helps them also grow in their faith

More detailed information is available at this link.