General Education Program
General Education (GE) requirements presently consist of nearly 300 course options. New course offerings are approved each year in any of ten requirement areas: advanced written and oral communication, American heritage, arts, civilization, first-year writing, global and cultural awareness, languages of learning, letters, quantitative reasoning, and scientific principles and reasoning. General Education is overseen by an associate dean of Undergraduate Education (UE).
GE requirements can be found in the General Education section of this catalog. Your individual college advisement center together with the University advisement center for undecided majors (2500 WSC) can provide assistance with GE-related questions, registration, graduation requirements, policies and procedures, fields of study, changes of major, appeals, and many other aspects of academic life.
GE courses are reviewed on a regular basis by the Faculty General Education Council (FGEC). The council consists of faculty members from every college on campus and is chaired by the UE associate dean. The council approves new GE courses and ensures all GE courses continue to maintain requirement learning outcomes. In an ongoing effort to strengthen courses, General Education offers matching grants for GE course development and enhancement.