General Graduation Requirements for Undergraduates

Bachelor's degree in Adventure Education, Arts & Humanities, Social Justice Studies, Education (non-certification), Environmental Studies, Human Development & Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sustainable Community Development, Sustainable Food Systems and Sustainability Management.

OVERVIEW

The college-wide learning outcomes, which are attained by successfully completing courses and signature assignments throughout the curriculum, give students a set of skills, knowledge, and dispositions unique to Prescott College graduates. A Prescott College education encourages students to cultivate a broad array of learning skills, qualities, hands on experiences, and knowledge that will prepare them especially well for a rapidly changing job market and a globalizing world. Furthermore, a PC education makes students curious, adaptable, culturally and environmentally aware, and purpose driven.

College Wide Learning Outcomes:

  • Competence within the Specific Field(s) of Study - Achieved through departmental learning outcomes
  • Humanities & Arts Skills/Knowledge
  • Global Cultural Literacy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Ecological Literacy
  • Inquiry, Analysis, & Synthesis
  • Self-Direction and Lifelong Learning

By completing the requirements below, students will develop strong communication skills by way of our Writing Certification sequence, and the ability to engage in quantitative analysis through basic math courses. The Core Curriculum sequence ensures that students will understand the pathways to graduation while simultaneously meeting general education learning outcomes.

REQUIREMENTS

 

Earning one degree with one competence

  • 120 total credits
    • 60 credits in the Competence (30 of these credits must be Upper Division coursework)
    • 30 credits in an area specific breadth or Liberal Arts Breadth
    • 30 credits in supporting coursework
  • Minimum of 36 credits must be Upper Division coursework
  • Core Curriculum (Orientation; On-Campus Undergraduates: CC1, 2, 3 and 4 (Senior Project); Online Undergraduates: PASS1, CC4 (Senior Project) and Core Seminar
  • Approved Degree Plan
  • Requisite coursework for competence and breadth based on degree plan
  • Documented assessment of all college wide learning outcomes through course work
  • Completing Core Curriculum along with complete assessment of all college wide learning outcomes demonstrates completion of the general education requirement
  • Writing Certification I, II and III (Research Paper for online undergraduates is WC3 equivalent)
  • Math Requirement

Earning one degree with double competence

  • 120 total credits
    • 45 credits in each Competence (22 of these credits must be Upper Division coursework in each Competence)
    • 30 credits in supporting coursework
  • Minimum of 45 credits must be Upper Division coursework
  • Core Curriculum (Orientation; On-Campus Undergraduates: CC1, 2, 3 and 4 (Senior Project); Online Undergraduates: PASS1, CC4 (Senior Project) and Core Seminar
  • Approved Degree Plan
  • Requisite coursework for competence and breadth based on degree plan
  • Documented assessment of all college wide learning outcomes through course work
  • Completing Core Curriculum along with complete assessment of all college wide learning outcomes demonstrates completion of the general education requirement
  • Writing Certification I, II and III (Research Paper for online undergraduates is WC3 equivalent)
  • Math Requirement

Earning two degrees (BA and BS; BA and BFA; BS and BFA)

  • 150 total credits
    • 60 credits per each degree/Competence (30 credits in each degree/Competence must be Upper Division coursework)
    • 30 credits in supporting coursework
  • Minimum of 60 credits must be Upper Division coursework
  • Core Curriculum (Orientation; On-Campus Undergraduates: CC1, 2, 3 and 4 (Senior Project); Online Undergraduates: PASS1, CC4 (Senior Project) and Core Seminar
  • Approved Degree Plan
  • Requisite coursework for competence and breadth based on degree plan
  • Documented assessment of all college wide learning outcomes through course work
  • Completing Core Curriculum along with complete assessment of all college wide learning outcomes demonstrates completion of the general education requirement
  • Writing Certification I, II and III (Research Paper for online undergraduates is WC3 equivalent)
  • Math Requirement

In Prescott College’s undergraduate programs, “competence” is the term for major, and “breadth” is similar to minor. Informed by advising documents (see appendices), the degree plan specifies the courses making up the competence, the breadth, and any additional courses taken to satisfy the College’s general education requirements.

All students are invited to follow the suggested requirements for existing accredited degrees (listed below), with or without emphasis areas. Specific requirements for such degrees are found in departmental advising documents;

  • BA in Adventure Education
  • BA in Arts and Humanities
  • BFA in Arts and Letters
  • BA in Social Justice Studies
  • BA in Education
  • BA in Environmental Studies
  • BS in Environmental Studies
  • BA in Human Development and Psychology
  • BAS in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BA in Sustainable Food Systems
  • BS in Sustainable Food Systems

Self Designed Competences:

Whereas students work closely with their advisors, they are also invited to develop their own competence title housed appropriately within any Prescott College academic department. This opportunity is well suited for ambitious students who choose to work in independent and interdisciplinary ways. Self designed competences often draw upon transfer credits, domestic and international exchange opportunities, as well as self designed mentored study courses.