General Education Program

The university's mission is to create knowledge and prepare a diverse body of students to excel in an increasingly complex and global society. What does it mean to be a Wayne State graduate?  What skills, knowledge, experiences, and competencies are integral to the Wayne State Community in the 21st century?

The answers to these questions are at the heart of general education.  The General Education Program serves as a foundation for academic achievement, prepares students to participate effectively in a competitive global economy and to contribute as citizens in a diverse and engaged democracy. General Education presents a unique and powerful opportunity to develop the skills necessary for long-term academic success.  The General Education Reform Committee was charged with reviewing the current program and proposed a revision; their progress can be found at wayne.edu/engaging-gened.

More information about the General Education Program can be found:

Undergraduate Bulletin 

Board of Governors 2.43.03 General Education

General Education Oversight Committee

Nomination for a General Education Course Designation (PDF)

NEW Undergraduate General Education Focus Learning Outcomes (PDF)

General Education Course List Fall 2018 (PDF)