General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements

Please note: This overview is effective for students Fall 2012

Click here for the General Education Curriculum Guide (pdf)

We have a series of videos also describing the General Education curriculum here

General Education Rules of Thumb

  • Only approved General Education (GenEd) courses may be used
  • Courses should be picked in consultation with your adviser
  • Three Courses at 200 level or above
  • Three "W" Courses (at least, within all credits taken)
  • An "AW" Course is NOT the same as a "W" Course
  • Some courses can count twice (e.g., major required related and General Education; 200-level G1 and W, etc.)

Other Sources of Help

  • Your Advisor
  • The advisors and other staff at Academic & Student Development
  • Millersville's Website
  • DARS (Degree Audit Report System)

General Education Blocks

Foundations for Lifelong Learning

  • ENGL 110 English Composition
  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech
  • MATH 1XX GenEd Approved Mathematics course
  • One Upper Level Writing (AW) Course

Arts & Humanities (G1 Block)

  • Art
  • Communication & Theatre
  • English
  • Foreign Languages & Humanities
  • Music
  • Philosophy

Science & Mathematics (G2 Block)

You must take at least two courses from these departments (including at least one lab):

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Physics

You may also take approved courses from these departments:

  • Computer Science (courses do not count as a natural science).
  • Mathematics (additional to foundations required math course).
  • Nursing

Social Sciences (G3 Block)

  • African-American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Government & International Studies
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work/Gerontology
  • Women's Studies

Connections & Exploration/Cultural Diversity

  • First-Year Inquiry Seminar (FYI, UNIV 103)
  • Perspectives (P) Course
  • Wellness/Health Education Course (WELL 175 or 240)
  • Cultural Diversity & Community (D) Course