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.

In accordance with the Board of Governors statute 2.43.03, the implementation and revision of the General Education Program are overseen by elected members of the General Education Oversight Committee (GEOC), who make recommendations to the Provost.  The GEOC approves courses for gen ed designation, oversees the assessment, and directs programs to support instructors.

This website provides resources and information for instructors, students, and advisors regarding the General Education Program.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

More information about the General Education Program can be found:

Undergraduate Bulletin - General Education Requirement

Board of Governors 2.43.03 General Education

General Education Oversight Committee