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General Education Requirements

General Education helps students to gain an understanding of themselves; history and culture; and the principles and impact of mathematics, science, technology, and effective communication.

General Education develops the following thinking skills: comparing; interpreting; summarizing; suggesting and testing hypotheses; imagining and creating; criticizing and evaluating; designing projects and investigations; gathering and organizing data; reasoning, problem solving, and decision making. 

Which general education courses are required?

General education requirements vary by degree and certificate. The overall requirements are listed below for certificates, direct employment degrees and transfer degrees (AGEC).

Specific degrees may require core or support courses that already fulfill some or all of these requirements. 

Always use your specific degree or certificate web page (see Credit Programs and Degrees) to learn which courses and how many credits are needed to earn your degree or certificate.