The St. Andrews faculty designed the St. Andrews General Education (SAGE) program for the St. Andrews student body. It includes course work that constitutes graduation requirements common to all students- those that carry the SAGE prefix as well as those that satisfy the writing and liberal learning requirements.

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Required Common Experience Courses:

SAGE 125 First-Year Experience: Transition and Transformation 3 credits
WRT 110 Compositions I: Inquiry through Writing 3 credits
WRT 120 Composition II: Reasoning through Writing 3 credits
SAGE 230 Human Thought and Culture I: Ancient to Medieval 3 credits
SAGE 240 Human Thought and Culture II: Renaissance to Modern 3 credits
SAGE 381 Transitions 1 credit
SAGE 450 Global Issues and Ethical Response 3 credits


Language: demonstrated knowledge in speaking, reading, writing and listening to a foreign Language; students must achieve proficiency at a second semester University level. Up to 6 credits

Mathematcis: a course in mathematics that develops an understanding of the appropriate use and limitations of quantitative analysis. 3 credits

Natural Science: one science course designed to enrich a student’s understanding of the natural world and the scientific method of inquiry; the course must include a laboratory experience. 4 credits

Arts and Aesthetics: a course or courses selected from Art, Communication and Theater Arts, Creative Writing, or Music requiring either personal engagement in and critical reflection upon the creative process or the development of an appreciation of the aesthetic achievement of one or more disciplines in the fine arts. 3 credits

Humanities: a course selected from the disciplines of English literature, Philosophy, or Religious Studies allowing students to explore written expressions of the human spirit in historical and cultural contexts. 3 credits

Social Science: a course selected from the disciplines of Politics, History, Business/Economics, Psychology or Education focused on the study of human society and culture. 3 credits