Academics :: School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

General Education


The General Education Certificate is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university following their studies at Virginia Western. This curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the general education core competency areas of Communication (oral and written), Critical Thinking, Cultural and Social Understanding, Information Literacy, Personal Development, Quantitative Reasoning, and Scientific Reasoning. The General Education Certificate also provides students with evidence that they have made significant progress toward completing an associate’s degree, which gives them a competitive advantage in transferring to a four-year institution.

Additional Information

  • Catalog Information (PDF)
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure - This program is exempt from gainful employment reporting.

Contact Information

Program Head

Ann Moser
Professor, English
540-857-6164 | Humanities 116

B.S. - Barton College
M.A. - Radford University
Ph.D. - Virginia Tech

School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Humanities 111

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