Philosophy of General Education
The General Education Program (GEP) gives the student a broad understanding that facilitates learning in all areas of life. Our core values - transform, educate, equip, and serve - are the philosophical framework for the GEP learning outcomes. The aggregate of courses within the York University GEP address five overarching emphases of liberal arts education: 1) critical thinking; 2) ethical inquiry; 3) effective communication; 4) social responsibility; 5) spiritual formation. The York University General Education Program allows graduates to be equipped for a successful career in their chosen field, as well as service to God, family, and society.