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Guidelines for General Education Courses

Before submitting a request for Gen Ed designation, please review the descriptions of the General Education categories in General Education Guidelines. All General Education courses must be 4 credits, except for B, O, S, and Y courses. Students must take a General Education course for a letter grade in order to fulfill the requirement, except where Pass/Fail is the only option, which will primarily occur in B, S, and Y courses.

How to Submit Courses for Designation

Faculty, instructors, and departments interested in submitting courses for General Education designation should use the online course submission form. For more information, please contact the Coordinator of General Education at 607-777-2146.

Frequently Asked Questions

Assessment of General Education

Information on the course portfolio assessment process for General Education, including links to the Faculty Senate legislation regarding assessment of General Education and reports on several of the General Education categories, may be found at 

Policies and Procedures

The General Education Policies and Procedures Manual is available for advisers, faculty and staff online at

University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee is the Faculty Senate committee which oversees the General Education program.  Information on committee membership can be found at

Last Updated: 11/4/21