The primary goal of education at William Jessup University is the integration of faith and learning. In pursuing this goal, we accept the unity of all knowledge under God and perceive no contradiction between the truth of the Christian revelation and that of scholarly investigation. WJU offers both general education courses that provide the broad scope of human knowledge and a solid biblical and theological core that establishes a perspective which gives coherence and purpose to that knowledge.
General Education at William Jessup University seeks to develop the whole person by developing skills in communication, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking, and by exposing students to a broad cross-section of knowledge in science, social science, and the humanities. General Education is fundamental to the degree program by providing context for the major, a foundation for lifelong autonomous learning, and the skills and broad worldview needed for effective leadership. Students who transfer from local community colleges will add the flavor of WJU distinctive courses to their readily transferable units.
The General Education program of 48 units allows students the opportunity to explore a wide spectrum of knowledge within personal and vocational interest. Required core courses emphasize development of a personal Christian worldview, as students address issues of personal spiritual formation and societal engagement. Students should review the various academic programs for recommended courses which also fulfill the various requirements below.
- Arts and Humanities
- Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning
- Physical and Biological Sciences
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
In addition, all students will complete one Upper Division Elective (300 level class or higher) to fulfill the UD Elective requirement.
Education of the Christian leader is incomplete without the foundational and integrative studies of Scripture that ground and bring coherence to the student’s life and worldview, which is a main purpose for William Jessup University as an educational institution. In Biblical studies, students develop the skills and disciplines to study the Scriptures in analytical, practical and passionate ways, organizing its contents into meaningful patterns for life and ministry.