A foundation for acquiring skills, knowledge, and cultural awareness

General Education

A foundation for acquiring skills, knowledge, and cultural awareness


A general education is the result of an entire university experience and assures broad exposure to areas of study beyond the major to foster a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the world, its possibilities, and the individual’s part in it. Bloomsburg University's general education program — based on acquiring skills, knowledge and cultural awareness — will help develop your ability to think critically and communicate clearly.

Why general education matters ...

Its widens your social perspectives, enables you to explore connectedness between subjects and you to develop practical leadership skills. BU’s general education unveils a broad range of knowledge in different academic areas, that in essence, shapes well-round thinkers and prepares you to be a difference-maker in your chosen profession.