General Education Program

PLEASE NOTE, FALL 2016: The General Education Curriculum Committee is conducting a review of the General Education Program at UM-Flint during the 2016-2017 academic year. For this time period, a moratorium has been placed on accepting new general education designation requests. The Committee appreciates your patience as this important review process takes place.



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.