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Liberal Education

UW Oshkosh undergraduates are talented, liberally educated, technically skilled global citizens who are fully engaged as leaders and participants in civic, economic, political and social life.  

UW Oshkosh students develop professional knowledge within a specialization while becoming

empowered individuals with broad knowledge, transferable skills,
and a strong sense of
values, ethics, and civic engagement.

Liberal Education is grounded in a set of learning outcomes applicable to all UW Oshkosh students:

  • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World through study in fine and performing arts, humanities, mathematics, science and social science and focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring.
  • Skills, both Intellectual and Practical, practiced extensively across the curriculum in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance and including identification and objective evaluation of theories and assumptions; critical and creative thinking; written and oral communication; quantitative literacy; technology and information literacy; and teamwork, leadership, and problem solving.
  • Responsibility as Individuals and Communities developed through real-world challenges and active involvement with diverse communities and including knowledge of sustainability and its applications; civic knowledge and engagement—local and global; intercultural knowledge and competence; ethical reasoning and action; and foundations and skills for lifelong learning.
  • Learning: Integrated, Synthesized and Advanced and demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems, and including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies.

Contact Us

Office of International Education
Dempsey Hall, Room 202
Phone: +1 (920) 424-0775
Fax: +1 (920) 424-0185

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