About the General Education Core

What is the general education core?

The general education core, or "gen ed," is a set of requirements that must be completed by all degree-seeking undergraduate students in addition to the courses required by the individual colleges and departments.

Do all students complete the exact same courses to fulfill their general education core requirements?

While every student must complete the core, the specific requirements may vary depending on the major selected. Additionally, the gen ed requirements are different from college core requirements. To ensure that you take the appropriate core courses, see your academic advisor regularly. For specific Gen Ed Information, please refer to the General Education website.


  • If you are in the Honors College, please refer to the Honors curriculum for gen ed requirements and additional information.
  • Please understand that there are differences between the general education core, college, and department requirements. Please check with your advisor for clarification.