General Education Program

PLEASE NOTE: The moratorium on new general education designation requests was lifted on March 13, 2018. Requests for General Education course designations can now be made by submitting course proposal forms through Curriculog.  Anyone is able to log into Curriculog to view submitted proposals, but for the first year of implementation, access for submission of proposals will be limited to two people per department/program.  Please contact the Registrar’s Office to find out who can submit proposals for your department/program or for assistance with submitting the form itself.

The link for Curriculog is


Courses under review for General Education designation, as well as those previously reviewed, can be viewed on our Blackboard page.



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.