Academic Support Programs
Students who began their education at Southern Oregon University prior to Fall 2007 may complete the degree requirements in the catalog year they have been following, assuming the catalog chosen is not more than eight years old at time of graduation.
The purpose of general education at Southern Oregon University is to nurture a commitment to sustained learning that encourages students to question assumptions, to reason critically, and to synthesize ideas from many different realms of knowledge and intellectual endeavor. To prepare students for active and responsible participation in their personal and public lives, general education courses develop critical and creative thinking, effective communication, literacy, and adaptability. Courses develop a student's ability to arrive at thoughtful and informed judgements by exploring ways in which individuals, communities, and cultures have confronted and imagined the problems and possibilities of existence.