General Education Goals

The University of New Orleans provides its undergraduate students equality of access to educational opportunities and seeks to nurture in them scholarship, academic excellence, the ability to work productively with others, and leadership for citizenship in a modern environment. The General Degree Requirements established at the founding of UNO and most recently modified by a 2010 mandate of the Board of Regents further these goals by providing a common general education for all who complete an Undergraduate Program of Study.

All students completing a baccalaureate degree attain appropriate competencies identified by the university, as follows:

  1. Communication
    Students communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  2. Collaboration
    Students participate effectively in collaborative activities and cooperative learning.
  3. Critical Thinking
    Students evaluate claims, arguments, evidence, and hypotheses.
  4. Contextual Analysis
    Students analyze contemporary issues within the context of diverse disciplinary perspectives.
  5. Quantitative Reasoning
    Students demonstrate the ability to use quantitative analysis to solve problems.
  6. Information Literacy
    Students demonstrate effective use of technology to attain credible information for a specific purpose.