Harrison College’s academic programs are designed around three curricular areas: professional, foundation and general education. Professional courses are core and career-specific courses that prepare students for career positions related to their chosen program of study.
Foundation courses include general study courses applicable to all majors. Foundation courses provide students with the ability to efficiently set goals, and use technology and information resources. The Foundation courses prepare students to effectively pursue and secure a career position related to the students’ chosen program of study.
General Education courses are designed to provide students with an understanding of the breadth of knowledge, fundamental principles and questions, and methods of inquiry and problem solving. The basic categories of General Education are communication, the natural sciences, mathematics, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Philosophy of General Education
General Education courses provide a foundation for future learning and for thinking critically. The generally well-educated student will demonstrate:
- Competence in communicating his or her views clearly and cogently.
- An ability to solve problems, analyze and form reasoned conclusions.
- Foundational knowledge and understanding of the natural and social sciences.
- Knowledge of the principles of wellness for living a healthy and fit life, both physically and mentally.