University Programs coordinates university-wide general education programs aimed at implementing the St. Edward’s commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity, global preparedness, social justice, and civic responsibility.
Our interdisciplinary programs include Freshman Studies, Cultural Foundations, The Capstone Course and the Honors Program. As part of St. Edward’s General Education requirement, these courses encourage students to grapple with the ethics of complex social issues from American and global perspectives through history, art, literature, and writing.
University Programs also publishes two student journals and coordinates the freshman common theme, the global understanding common theme, and experiential workshops addressing pressing international social problems such as human trafficking or access to clean water. Home to an interdisciplinary faculty, University Programs is developing innovative ways to incorporate moral reasoning, civic engagement, social justice initiatives, and global understanding across the curriculum.