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Graduation Requirements
General Education Requirements

Lake Michigan College takes great pride in the quality of its Academic Programs. Data from cooperating baccalaureate institutions have consistently shown that LMC students who transfer to those universities do very well academically. Frequently our students earn higher grade point averages than students who began at the universities and maintain higher averages than the statewide average for transfer students.

A core component of our strong academic program is our General Education Requirement. All associates degree graduates of Lake Michigan College must meet requirements in eight general categories. These requirements were developed by the faculty and academic administrators and were approved by the college administration to be a part of all associate degrees granted. These requirements are embedded in coursework across all curricula and are measured within specific courses.

A well-educated student, upon completion of an associate degree program from Lake Michigan College, will be able to do the following:


1. Arts & Humanities

Demonstrate an awareness of the capacity, values, and variety of human experiences as expressed through the arts and humanities.

This objective can be satisfied by successfully completing any program requirements or electives listed under Group III: Humanities.


2. Communication
Express ideas both orally and in writing; demonstrate the ability to understand written, visual, and spoken communications; convey purpose, meaning, and main ideas effectively to individuals and groups.

This objective is fully satisfied by successfully completing College Requirements.


3. Critical Thinking

Identify central issues and assumptions in an argument, recognize important relationships, locate additional information sources, make reasonable inferences from data, deduce conclusions from data or information, interpret whether conclusions are warranted on the basis of the data analyzed, and evaluate evidence and authority.

This objective is fully satisfied by successfully completing College Requirements.


4. Culture and Society

Demonstrate an awareness of the commonality and diversity of individual and group behavior. Demonstrate awareness of the contemporary global community and its geographic, cultural, economic, political, and historical dimensions. Understand the history, structure, and function of American political, economic, and social institutions.

This objective is fully satisfied by successfully completing College Requirements.


5. Mathematics

Represent and solve problems using mathematical techniques. Demonstrate an awareness of the usefulness of mathematics in society.

This objective can be satisfied by successfully completing any program requirements or electives in Mathematics, including, but not limited to, those courses listed under Group I c.


6. Science

Demonstrate how basic principles of science apply to life and an understanding of our universe. Apply the methods of scientific inquiry and research to problem solving.

This objective can be satisfied by successfully completing any program requirements or electives in Science, including, but not limited to, those courses listed under Group I a and b.


7. Technology

Describe how changes in modern technology affect the individual, society, and the environment. Demonstrate the ability to use computers and related technology to manage and access information.

This objective can be satisfied by successfully completing program requirements or electives in a variety of areas. Please consult an advisor for more information.


8. Wellness

Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between lifestyle choices and optimal health.

This objective is fully satisfied by successfully completing College Requirements.

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