Revised General Education Program

Implementation date: Fall 2017

General Education provides a common intellectual experience for all university students.

It is designed to give students a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills across the disciplines of social science, science, arts, and humanities.

It is designed to impart valuable skills such as oral and written communication, information literacy, and critical thinking, as well as an understanding of responsible citizenship including such areas as human diversity, economic literacy, personal health, and societal and environmental sustainability.

General Education is the foundation of all our degree programs at The University of Akron.

See the General Education requirements for fall 2017 and afterward