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General Education

As required by New Jersey Administrative Code, Salem Community College includes a general education component in its programs of study. The general education component is designed to ensure students develop a broad base of knowledge, communicate effectively, and think analytically, critically and creatively. Approved courses for each category are below. A course that has more than one category of General Education status may count only one time (in one category) for purposes of fulfilling required General Education distribution requirements for graduation.


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General Education Course Syllabus (view all course syllabus)


Cultural and Global Awareness




Social Science


Technological Competency






Oral and Written Communication