General Education

The Curriculum and Requirements

The general education requirements at Western Connecticut State University are designed to expose students to the broad spectrum of human knowledge in the areas of writing and communication skills, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural and computational sciences, and health promotion and exercise sciences. Students matriculated for all degrees are required to complete courses in these five broad areas.

University Senate Committee on General Education

The Committee on General Education was established in March 2005 to “…ensure that the general education curriculum is consistent with the mission of Western Connecticut State University, the State of Connecticut’s general education requirements, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation standards.”