Oct 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

General Education

General Education 

Indiana Tech’s general education program offers a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum that aims to equip students with essential skills in “How to Communicate,” “How to Analyze,” and “How to Lead.” General education is designed to complement students’ major areas of study and fosters well-rounded development preparing students to succeed in a competitive global landscape.

Indiana Tech general education components are organized through three primary competency areas, each with three descriptive building blocks designed to both offer flexibility and choice and build individual skills and experiences needed for successful professional careers.

General Education Competency Description:

1. Collaborate Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Oral Communication

1. Quantitative Reasoning
2. Qualitative Analysis
3. Data Analytics/Critical Analysis

1. Lead Self
2. Lead Others
3. Lead Globally

General Education Learning Outcomes

The curricula at Indiana Tech are constructed to assure that students will master the following learning outcomes

Demonstrate effective communication:

To help students develop flexible communication strategies appropriate for professional and interpersonal contexts by undertaking speaking and writing as a process that responds to rhetorical situations. 

Utilize quantitative and qualitative reasoning for problem solving:

To support career and personal advancement by demonstrating competence in mathematical problem solving and the presentation and application of data. 

Demonstrate progress toward building a life of significance and worth:

To help students identify what “significance and worth” means to them and encourage meaningful engagement in diverse opportunities. 

Demonstrate professional readiness:

To practice and demonstrate professional readiness skills including teamwork, applying critical feedback, self-exploration, profession-specific expectations and ethical guidelines. 

Utilize information literacy: 

To develop appropriate strategies for identifying problems of practice, posting generative questions, and finding, evaluating, and synthesizing information addressing authentic issues in professional and civic settings. 

Engage with a diverse and global society: 

To develop a global mindset and demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity and the ability to interact respectfully regardless of background or experience.

General Education Core

***Please note, if courses are duplicated between general education and the major, approved electives increase by the number of credits duplicated.***

How to Communicate

Choose one course (at least 3 credits) from each building block:

Collaborative Communication

Written Communication

Oral Communication

Total Credits Required: 9

How to Analyze

Choose one course (at least 3 credits) from each building block:

Quantitative Reasoning

Qualitative Analysis

Data Analytics and Critical Analysis

Total Credits Required: 9

How to Lead

Choose one course (at least 3 credits) from each building block:

Lead Self

Lead Others

Lead Globally

Total Credits Required: 9

Global Issues Problem Solving Seminar

Total Credits Required: 3

Total Credits Required: 30