The Interstate Passport provides a framework for block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes in nine areas:
- Foundational Skills: oral Communication, written communication, and quantitative literacy
- Knowledge of Concepts: natural sciences, human cultures, creative expression, human society, and the individual
- Crosscutting Skills: critical thinking and teamwork/value systems
Western's General Education program is aligned with the AAC&U Learning Outcomes. Our Interstate Passport Block was designed with this in mind and ensures a streamlined transfer process that allows for a greater likelihood of a successful transfer experience and degree completion. The learning outcomes adopted by the General Education Program describe what the university expects, in a broad sense, students to achieve by completing the General Education Program.
The Interstate Passport when complete meets all of our General Education Program requirements.
The Interstate Passport was developed by the faculty and is reviewed periodically to ensure its alignment to our General Education Program.
Western Oregon University operates on the quarter system.