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Essential Studies

Essential Studies Statement of Philosophy

Baccalaureate graduates at Mayville State University complete a program of essential studies consistent with the Liberal Education - America’s Promise (LEAP) model developed by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. It empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity and change. It emphasizes broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g., science, culture, and society). It helps students develop a sense of social responsibility as well as strong intellectual and practical skills that span all areas of study and includes a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings. Through technology-enriched instruction, students acquire basic knowledge in the behavioral and social sciences, the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, humanities, and the fine arts.

Essential Studies Program

Candidates for all baccalaureate degrees complete the Essential Studies program of the University. Essential Studies are basic to the many learning experiences offered in higher education and aim to assist in the realization of the goals and purposes of the University. The Essential Studies program is intended to provide students a liberal education that encourages informed involvement in the changing world, an appreciation to different modes of learning, and an awareness of an integrated core of knowledge.

Essential studies covers areas of academic study which are deemed basic to a well-educated person. All students in the baccalaureate degree programs complete this program.

Mayville State courses accepted at other NDUS institutions as general education courses are designated on the list of general education course requirements that follow (e.g. N.D.: ENGL). For more information and/or questions about the NDUS Transfer Agreement, contact the Registrar at Mayville State University or any other NDUS institution.