One of the distinctive features of the American educational system is the emphasis put on general education. All Schiller programs thus provide a broader and more varied education than many other schools by giving our students three kinds of courses: general education courses designed to fulfill general education requirements for all students, regardless of their specialty; required courses within their chosen fields; and electives, which students can choose from any discipline which interests them.
General education augments the specialized training students receive in their majors. Students take courses in English and German, History, Mathematics, Science, Sociology, Psychology, and Cross Cultural Communication. These skills can be applied to any personal, educational, or professional endeavors. Special emphasis is put on language classes as skills in several languages are a distinguishing feature of the modern business world.