HELLER: In defense of the general education requirements in the College – The Cavalier Daily

If first-year me saw this column’s title, he would disagree. However, a year after completing my last general education requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences, those classes have proven useful in my personal and academic development. Thus, I now argue the merits of keeping these requirements, especially in regard to recent calls to abolish them by columnists Bryce Wyles and Max Bresticker. 

By far the greatest benefit of taking general education requirements is the ability to experience academic disciplines that you would not otherwise be exposed to. General education requirements push students to take classes outside of their