General Education Program

The General Education Program provides the core of what it means to be a well-educated university graduate. The goal is to promote excellence through a broad foundation of skills and knowledge required to realize a meaningful personal, professional, and civic life. The General Education Program is intended to enable students to contribute to and live responsibly in a diverse, interconnected, and technologically sophisticated global community.

In accordance with the General Education Program, general education courses should be accessible to a broad audience and should further the goal of providing a well-rounded education regardless of career aspirations or program of study. 

In this spirit, academic programs should provide flexibility for students to select from the General Education course array and limit the use of prescribed General Education courses within an academic degree program plan.

(General Education Committee of the Faculty Senate, 2006, 2013, 2017)