General Education Program

PLEASE NOTE: The moratorium placed on accepting new general education designation requests has been lifted, effective March 13, 2018. The Registrar's Office is currently working on the implementation of Curriculog (instead of SIS) for the submission of course proposals. For more information on the implementation of Curriculog, please contact the Registrar's Office.


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.