- Students should carefully review The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements outlined and monitor their progress toward meeting them.
- Students should meet with their academic advisors each semester to help ensure adequate progress toward completion of the Core Curriculum requirements.
- As soon as possible after enrolling at the University, students who have completed general education coursework elsewhere should, with the help of their academic advisors, formally request appropriate substitutions for specific Core Curriculum requirements.
- Some courses listed in the categories of The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum may be prerequisites to more advanced coursework in specific major programs. Students can meet the Core Curriculum requirements by completing any of the courses listed in each category. However, students who choose courses other than those prerequisites must complete additional coursework to prepare for their major program requirements.
- Some courses listed in the categories of The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum may also satisfy licensure requirements in professional programs. Students can meet the Core Curriculum requirements by completing any of the courses listed in each category. However, students who choose courses other than their licensure requirements will be required to enroll in additional coursework in order to complete their professional programs.
- A maximum of three courses may count concurrently toward The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and the student’s major program of study.
- LMU courses with a grade of “D-” may be counted for the university’s general education requirement. A cumulative general education program GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.
- The same course cannot be used to meet two different General Education requirements.
- Required testing and other measures are used to determine the extent to which students achieve the learning outcomes of The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum at both the Associates and Baccalaureate levels. Students graduating from an Associate’s degree program are tested in the semester of graduation. Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree are tested when enrolled in CIVX 300. Students are strongly encouraged to become familiar with the tests which are used and to perform at their highest level on each of these tests. Students achieving scores and ratings demonstrating achievement more than one standard deviation above the LMU average shall receive a LMU General Education Outstanding Achievement Certificate.
Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree must exceed a minimum score on both the ETS Proficiency Profile exam and the ETS Essay Writing Exam or pay an additional fee of $20 per exam to repeat the necessary exam for which they fall below the achievement level set by the LMU General Education Committee. Results of the repeated test(s) will be used by the LMU General Education Committee to determine if the student has met or exceeded the student learning outcomes of The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. If the student’s subsequent results from repeated testing fall below the achievement levels set by the LMU GE Committee, the GE Committee will prescribe a specific remediation plan and mechanisms to demonstrate achievement of The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum student learning outcomes. Until that achievement is successfully demonstrated the student will have a grade of No Credit (N.C.) assigned for CIVX 300.
The expected levels to demonstrate achievement of The Lincoln Liberal Arts Core Curriculum are:
- Essay Writing - greater than a rating of 2
- ETS Proficiency Profile – greater than one standard deviation less than the three-year LMU average on this exam. Scores from repeated exams are not included in this average calculation.