General Education Program

New General Education Program Requirements - Effective Fall 2010

All students entering the university as of Fall 2010 will follow the requirements of a new general education curriculum. A summary of this curriculum is provided under Program Requirements.

All continuing students will follow the requirements detailed in the academic catalog which was in effect at the time of their admission. However, students need to be aware that general education attributes may have changed on specific courses. Students should choose courses carefully beginning Fall 2010.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (810) 762-3344. See also Note to continuing UM-Flint students.


Program Mission

The General Education Program at the University of Michigan-Flint fulfills an important academic role in the student’s total educational experience. The Program is designed to provide training in reasoning and critical thinking, and to introduce the fundamental disciplines through which people seek to understand themselves, their surroundings, and cultures different from their own. In accordance with the University’s mission, the Program aims to educate all students in an environment that emphasizes literacy, critical thinking, and humanistic and scientific inquiry.



General Education Program

General Education requirements apply to all students pursuing bachelor’s degrees offered by the University of Michigan-Flint. 


The College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, the School of Health Professions and Studies, and the School of Management determine the General Education program requirements for their own students. The majority of the requirements apply across units; however, students should consult their unit’s section for possible modifications. Petitions by students for waiver of General Education requirements are made to the academic standards committee of the college or school in which the student is enrolled.