New Eastern University General Education Core Makes Life Easier for Students

St. Davids, PA: Eastern University recently announced a transformation of its General Education Core (GE) requirements. The changes are designed to help students better manage their schedules, increase class scheduling options, take courses that interest them, and consolidate core requirements — allowing students to focus on their interests and earn their degrees more conveniently. The revised core also makes it easier than ever before for transfer students to seamlessly transition into Eastern’s programs.

The new GE Core will allow students to use some required major-specific credits towards their General Education credit bank, while also increasing the menu of classes available for each GE category. These adjustments will reduce the required course load of “special” General Education Core credits that students must acquire in order to graduate — thus making life easier for students. 

The revised Core will be in effect for incoming students in Fall 2020, while current students have the option to transition from the old curriculum to the revised core. 

“Eastern is working every day to offer educational quality that is also convenient and affordable,” shares Dr. Kent Sparks, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. “In 2018 we launched Eastern FastPass™ which provided groundbreaking new options for graduating early, double majoring, or lightening course loads through free online summer classes. Our new General Education Core is another strong step in that direction.”

Learn more about the changes to the General Education Core.

About Eastern University

Eastern University is a Christian university enrolling approximately 3,300 students in its undergraduate, graduate, professional, seminary, and international programs. The university’s main campus is located in St. Davids, PA, with additional locations in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and online. Eastern’s core values of faith, reason, and justice are woven into all of its educational programs. For more information visit or contact Kelly Goddard, Director of Marketing and Communications: