General Education Information and Petition

General Education (GE) Information for Fall 2020

The course descriptions for GE courses for the current GE plan is available at 2020-2021 University Catalog. The GE Areas are:

  • Area A: Basic Skills
  • Area B: Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Area C: Humanities
  • Area D: Social Sciences
  • Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development
  • Area F: Upper Division Integrative Studies

New General Education courses added after the start of the fall 2020 term will be included in the 2021-22 University Catalog.

General Education Petition

The GE Petition packet must include:

  • One Petition for Exception Form [PDF]
    • Form must be filled out
    • Under "Request Type," select General Education
    • $10 processing fee must be paid at the Cashiers Office
    • No signatures of support are required for the GE Petition
  • One General Education Petition for Course Substitution Form [PDF] for each course student would like reviewed
    • For example, if the student would like three courses reviewed, three General Education Petition for Course Substitution forms must be included
  • Course description(s) for the course(s) being petitioned

The entire GE Petition should be submitted to the University Advisement Center. It takes approximately six (6) months to process; the student will be notified of the official outcome via a mailed letter from Admissions and Records.

Students who wish to submit a GE Petition are required to consult with a UAC advisor to ensure that it is appropriate to do so.


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