The aims of an undergraduate education are for students to own knowledge, hone capacities, develop personal and social responsibility, and learn to adapt knowledge and skills developed in one setting to new challenges and circumstances. To achieve these aims, Stanford provides the means for students to acquire a liberal education that encompasses General Education requirements, major requirements, and electives. Through all these aspects of their education, students gain breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, as well as the ability to flourish as engaged, responsible citizens. In order to graduate, students must fulfill a set of requirements designed by the University to serve as the backbone of undergraduate study at Stanford.
For official wording of Stanford's academic policies, refer to the Stanford Bulletin.
Requirements include the following: