Your general education courses—which account for approximately one-third of your total coursework—can be both a pathway to discovering your major and a complement to the specialized classes you will take within your major.

Aerial view of the campus with Portland in the background.


We’re on Newsweek’s list of “50 Best Colleges in Big Cities.”

Professor Freddy Vilches at a round table with 4 other students looking over study materials.


Lewis & Clark College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.

Norma Velazquez Ulloa meeting with a student in the Biology lab.


Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors and 33 minors.

Over the course of your time at L&C, you’ll fulfill a set of requirements designed to ensure that you graduate ready to make an impact on the world. You’ll continue to explore and develop your interests through content-area coursework, some of which might overlap with your major requirements or be satisfied on overseas programs.

General Education Course Categories and Learning Objectives