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College is a journey and Compass is your guide. Are you ready to learn boldly and live to inspire?

When you graduate from TLU, we want you to have the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue graduate school, become an entrepreneur, perform on stage, or tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. Compass will guide you through an exciting and challenging journey at TLU while measuring your achievements and success.
Compass Texas Lutheran University's General Education Curriculum

How do we do that?

We start with your Foundations. These are the classes that give you the base you will build on for the rest of your college experience. Next, we focus on Distributions. These are classes where you have a choice. We want you to experience the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, cultural perspectives and religion, but you get to choose the class that interests you the most in each of these areas.

While you are gaining knowledge and insight in these classes, we want you to apply that knowledge outside the classroom through Reflective Modules. You will complete three Reflective Modules during your four years that may include anything from news reporting to career development, animal rescue, or organic farming.

So, how does Compass give you an advantage?

You will gain certain skills and Competencies with the completion of your Foundations, Distributions, and selected classes in your major. The four Competencies outlined in Compass are skills that employers are looking for, and you will be able to show these prospective employers that you now hold these skills.