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General Studies Learning Community

Academic Requirements

Build a solid foundation while you decide on your next steps.

General Studies Learning Community students take 13 credits each semester, including 3 credits of composition each semester. The course work, which meets all Adelphi degree requirements, is challenging and rigorous, and focuses on developing each student’s capacity to read, write, and think in a creative and sophisticated manner.

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The comprehensive curriculum involves considerable study and classroom work. However, extensive faculty support is provided on an individual basis.

The curriculum is anchored by the First-Year Seminar, “A World of Ideas”, a two-semester introduction to readings in the humanities. In addition, General Studies Learning Community students take:

  • two semesters of First-Year Composition
  • two semesters of Western Civilization
  • one semester each of Psychology
  • one semester of Mathematics.

In each semester, students are required to write a minimum of four papers in three of the four required courses. Tutors assist students in developing important writing skills and help them to express themselves with imagination and clarity.

Successful completion of the General Studies Learning Community satisfies most of Adelphi’s general education requirements. At the end of the first year, students who have successfully completed the program are accepted as matriculating sophomores into Adelphi’s other undergraduate programs.

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For further information, please contact:

General Studies Learning Community
Post Annex, Room 400
p - 516.877.3440

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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