General Education (GE) Requirements

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The General Education (GE) requirement promotes the intellectual growth of all undergraduates by ensuring that they acquire a breadth of knowledge that will enlarge their perspectives beyond the focus of a major and serve them well as participants in a knowledge-based society.

The General Education (GE) requirement:

  • Seeks to stimulate continued intellectual growth by providing students with knowledge not only of the content but also of the methodologies of different academic disciplines.
  • Involves students in the learning process by its expectation of considerable writing and class participation.
  • Encourages students to consider the relationships between disciplines. See the Academic Senate for full descriptions of GE Requirements.

For all students who need to search GE courses, use Schedule Builder, the Class Search Tool or one of the GE course search tools to the right.