General Education Requirements

This is the first version of the 2023–24 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Undergraduate general education requirements vary based on the college. This table is intended to be used for comparative purposes between colleges. Some colleges and some programs of study do not have undergraduate general education requirements; others have general education requirements specific to an individual program of study, like those in Carver College of Medicine. Check each program of study's page in the catalog for program-specific requirements. World language graduation requirements by college can be found on the Office of the Provost website.

General Education Requirement College of Liberal Arts and Sciences College of Public Health Tippie College of Business College of Education College of Nursing University College College of Engineering
Approved Course Subjects X
Business/Management BAS only
Critical Thinking BLS only
Diversity and Inclusion X X X X X
Engineering Be Creative X
Historical Perspectives X X X X
International and Global Issues X X X X X X
Interpretation of Literature X X X X BLS only
Information Literacy BLS only
Leadership and Career Development BLS only
Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts X X X
Natural Sciences with lab X X X See "Natural Science Prerequisites" on BSN page X
Natural Sciences without lab X See "Natural Science Prerequisites" on BSN page BLS only
Quantitative or Formal Reasoning X X X X
Rhetoric X X X X X X
Social Sciences X X X X BAS only
Sustainability X X X
Values and Culture X X X X
Values, Society, and Diversity X