Integrative learning

Lunch and Learn presentation

General education

In addition to completing a major course of studies to prepare for a career, Bluffton students also prepare for lifelong learning by completing an integrated general education program. This core program begins with First Year Seminar, a course to guide students' exploration of individual identity, and concludes with a Senior Capstone course, which addresses our role as global citizens.

In between, students develop skills in writing and reasoning, and study the world around them in interdisciplinary courses in the arts, natural science, social science, humanities and religion. They then cross boundaries into a culture different from their own by participating in a cross-cultural learning experience. This program is designed to provide a basis for success in the 21st century.
>>>General education course descriptions

Sharing the knowledge

Bluffton's mission statement reminds us that Bluffton prepares students "for live as well as vocation." One of the ways our students prepare for life is by actively making connections between coursework from across the curriculum.

Students integrate that learning by sharing it. Examples of recent integrated student learning include: