The Stevenson Educational Experience Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees
As part of the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE), Stevenson University requires all bachelor’s degree-seeking students to complete 15 credits of writing and communication coursework and a minimum of 37-39 credits in distribution areas in liberal arts and sciences. It is expected that courses in a student’s major field of study will round out the learning goals and outcomes that constitute the Stevenson Educational Experience.
SEE credits/courses may be included in the major program requirements unless otherwise specified (see major program descriptions); however, within the liberal arts and sciences distribution requirement, no single course may count in more than one distribution area for the purpose of fulfilling the SEE requirement. Within the writing and communication requirement, it is permitted but not required for a single course to fulfill either a WI or CI requirement and a liberal arts and sciences distribution requirement.
Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in courses that are used to fulfill the SEE requirement.
Writing and Communication Requirement (15 credits).
All bachelor’s degree-seeking students must complete courses that fulfill the SEE Writing and Communication requirement: two writing instruction courses, two writing-intensive (WI) courses, and one communication-intensive (CI) course.
Please note: A single course may fulfill either a WI or CI standard. No single course may count as both writing intensive and communication intensive. It is permitted but not required for a single course to fulfill either a WI or CI requirement and a liberal arts and sciences distribution requirement.
Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement (37-39 credits).
All bachelor’s degree-seeking students must complete courses that fulfill the SEE liberal arts and sciences distribution requirement. No single course may count in more than one distribution area for the purpose of fulfilling the SEE requirement, even though a course may meet the standards in more than one distribution area. Students must complete the required number of credits in each of the four areas described below: humanities, science and mathematics, social sciences, and fine arts.
Humanities (HUM; 12 credits)
Science and Mathematics (SR, SR-L, QL; 10–12 credits)
Social Sciences (SS; 6 credits)
Fine Arts (FA; 3 credits)
Foreign Language (6 credits)
Please note: SEE requirements were implemented in the 2014-2015 academic year. For the 2014-15 academic year, courses that had previously counted as fulfilling the University’s general education requirements counted toward fulfilling SEE requirements. For the 2015-2016 academic year and beyond, the only courses that will fulfill the SEE requirements (in addition to ENG 151 and ENG 152) are those certified with the appropriate label in the course description (CI, FA, HUM, QL, SR, SR-L, SS, WI).
Guide to Abbreviations
C – Communication
CI – Communication Intensive
CR – Career Readiness
EIP – Ethics in Practice
FA – Fine Arts
HUM – Humanities
ID – Intellectual Development
QL – Quantitative Literacy
SR – Scientific Reasoning
SR-L – Scientific Reasoning-Laboratory
SS – Social Sciences
SSNW – Self, Societies, and the Natural World
WI – Writing Intensive