General Education Requirements

for the University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences

The College Curriculum

What would a curriculum look like if it was designed with no restraints? On what principles should a general education rely?

The College Curriculum builds on the legacy of the Jefferson model by laying a foundation for the development of an engaged democratic citizenry. Our students grapple with fundamental questions at the heart of the liberal arts and sciences, equip themselves with essential literacies for robust participation across global communities, and explore the breadth and depth of disciplinary thinking throughout the College.

Redesigned for the twenty-first century, the College Curriculum prepares our students for meaningful vocation and purposeful engagement in an ever changing and increasingly cosmopolitan world.