General Studies Mission

The purpose of the general studies program is to provide a balanced education that supports WWU’s core themes: excellence in thought, generosity in service, beauty in expression, and faith in God. The general studies curriculum is broad in scope, exploring ways of knowing and engaging across various disciplines. In addition, the program seeks to prepare students for “responsible citizenship, generous service, a deep respect for the beauty in God’s creation, and the promise of re-creation through Jesus Christ” (WWU mission).