<span>Division of</span> General Education

Division of General Education

General Education

The Division of General Education contributes to the University’s mission by preparing students to become “academically accomplished.”

Designed to ensure students are well-prepared with the skills needed for success in the major, the General Education curriculum follows a model of student development that is coherent, intentional, integrated, and addresses intellectual skill acquisitions, interdisciplinary applications of knowledge, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, social justice awareness, leadership, and on-going self-reflection.

Students are placed into foundational courses based on their scores on the ACT or SAT. A score of 17 or below on the ACT places a student in College English and College Reading, and a score of 16 or below places a student into Math Foundations. For the SAT, scores below 500 place a student in college foundational courses in all of the aforementioned subject areas.

For the following courses, a student must earn a grade of “C” or higher at the end of the semester to advance into the next higher level course: College English, College Reading, Math Foundations, College Math, College Algebra, Composition I, and Composition II.

The Division of General Education supports the University’s philosophy to embed the Timeless Human Values: Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Respect for PSU, Leadership, Scholarship, Spirituality, and Service.

Tutoring Services

Please click below to request tutoring services.


If you have any questions regarding tutoring, please contact Dr. Laza Razafimanjato at lraza@philander.edu

Major Field Tests & Rising Junior Exams

If students want to sign up or ask any questions regarding the Proficiency Profile Exam (or also known as Rising Junior Exam) and/or the Major Field Tests, please contact Dr. Laza Razafimanjato at lraza@philander.edu.


Division Chair:
Academic Affairs


Titus Academic Center, Room 101