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Why it's required...

The General Education Curriculum is central to the undergraduate experience at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. As stated in the university’s mission:

"The University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers an exceptional education informed by diverse worldviews grounded in tradition, heritage, and culture. We develop leaders and innovators who advance knowledge, cultivate aesthetic sensibility, and improve the human condition."

Exposure to wide-ranging sets of knowledge develops critical thinking and transferable skills, and cultivates a strong sense of ethics and values.  These are all skills that employers look for in their new hires. By exposing students to broad curricula in the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics, the General Education Curriculum prepares students to be competitive graduates and working professionals.