General Education Program

Our general education program prepares creative and critical thinkers who integrate and communicate learning from a variety of disciplines and experiences in ways that enhance civic, personal, and professional lives.
Graphic depicting elements of general education curriculum

Becoming a lifelong learner is a process, and we hope to encourage students not only in the classroom but also in their extra- and co-curricular experiences to explore the connections between what they study and their everyday lives – and perhaps help them imagine a future that will change the world for all of us.

Professor Kisha Tracy, English Studies Department
Chair, General Education Program Area

General Education Program Area

  • Kisha Tracy, Chair, General Education Program Area
  • Franca Barricelli, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Petri Flint, Chair, Humanities
  • Laura Garofoli, FYE Coordinator
  • Liz Gordon, Chair, AUC General Education Sub-Committee
  • Cate Kaluzny, Director of Assessment
  • Sara Levine, Dean of Arts and Sciences
  • Denise Sargent, Chair, Education
  • Ambassador and Assessment Program
  • Social Media:

The liberal arts teach you how to think critically and support the formation of your soul, and contribute to the humanity in a person.

Anna M. Clementi
President, Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University

The Curriculum

You never know when a particular subject or teacher will light a spark that will shape the rest of your life.

Sharon Bernard '99
Director, Fitchburg Public Library

Student Learning Showcase

The Curriculum in Action


Foundations for Lifelong Learning


Critical and Creative Thinking Across the Disciplines


Advancing and Applying Liberal Arts and Sciences Learning