To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary to succeed in academic, professional and social environments while facilitating lifelong learning and teamwork.
To develop students’ ability to master fundamental methods of scientific inquiry.
To develop sufficient knowledge relating to diverse cultures and the human experience within this global society.
To develop students’ critical analysis and analytical skills for the globally competitive, technologically-based socio-economy of the 21st century.
To provide an opportunity for students to become culturally aware of their heritage and traditions.
To accommodate a seamless transition for students from community colleges in adherence with the University of North Carolina–North Carolina Community Colleges System (UNC-NCCCS) standards.
Students completing the Communications Unit will be able to demonstrate marketable skill levels in written and oral expression in English, communication in a second language, and fluency in information technology.
Students completing the Mathematics and Science Unit will acquire competence in the application of the qualitative and quantitative methods of mathematics and the natural sciences.
Students completing the Social Science Unit will acquire an understanding of the major historic and social developments that define world cultures.
Students will be able to articulate the aesthetic, historical, cultural, and social foundations of literature, performing and visual arts, philosophy or religion.
Students will be able to identify personal, mental, and physical health issues that reflect contemporary trends locally, nationally and internationally.
Students will gain an informed awareness of their personal and social kills, as well as career development.
Students will demonstrate a high level of analytical thinking.