Liberal Education Requirements

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As an undergraduate degree-seeking student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, you are required to complete 3 categories of liberal education requirements:

  • Writing (including freshman writing and four writing intensive courses)
  • Cores
  • Themes

Completing the liberal education requirements at a steady rate:

  • Helps you discover and cultivate your academic interests,
  • Aids your search for a major that is a good fit and your progress toward it,
  • And provides a comprehensive foundation in the Liberal Arts.