All students are advised based on the General Education Curriculum and entry level major courses, which consists of courses that build the foundation that allows students to successfully complete their upper-level major core courses. It is mandatory that all new students take an appropriate Math course, Literature and Writing course, and a New Student Orientation course, during their first two semesters at the College, and move towards completion of the general education curriculum by the end of their Sophomore year. The General Education program at Bennett College consist of 35-36 semester hours of course work in the areas of:
- Foreign Language
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Physical Education
- Fine Arts
- Natural Sciences
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- History/Philosophy/Religion/Women’s Studies
The 35-36 semester hours includes 23 credit hours from specific (core) courses and an additional 12-13 credit hours from electives in individual areas of study. These courses are the focal points for all schedules for new students, and a Success Coach will also assist in selecting 2- 3 additional courses from the General Education Curriculum and Major Curriculum Pattern, to fulfill the course requirements for the academic year.
All Freshwomen, Sophomores, Transfer students with less than 58 credit hours, and Undecided Majors, must meet with their assigned Success Coach for Academic Advising.