Eastern Michigan University

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General Education Program
344 McKenny Hall

Winter 2017


  • Monday: 9am-2pm
    Tuesday: 9am-2pm
    Wednesday: 9am-2pm
    Thursday: 9am-2pm
  • All other days, virtually or by appointment only

All General Inquires:


Contact Information:

Dr. W. John Koolage
Interim Director

Dani Clevenger

Graduate Assistant


Rachel Dick
Graduate Assistant

General Education Program

Education for participation in the global community.

Any Student or Advisor seeking information about General Education should refer to the catalog

The General Education Program is a set of requirements that all students must meet in addition to major, minor, and university graduation requirements. It is not a major in and of itself. 


Our "Guiding Principle"

The General Education Program at Eastern Michigan University is the core of an undergraduate education. It is general in that it provides students with a comprehensive educational experience and prepares them for study within their major. General Education teaches students to think critically and communicate effectively; it provides an introduction to the methodologies and practices of the academic disciplines; and it promotes intellectual curiosity and a love of learning.


What's New?! 

The Sophia Project:

The Sophia Project is a brand new program designed for students who are looking to dive beneath the surface of the university. Surrounded by other inquisitive students, and led by TSP mentors, students will explore concepts that will help them navigate through their college careers and beyond. If you're looking for an exciting way to get involved and transform your learning experience, this is definitely the program for you. For more information visit our website and apply today!

TCA (Transfer Credit Application) & EMU Course Processing System for advisors: 



University Comparisons - How does EMU measure up?

University Comparisons as a PDF

General Education FAQ  


For Students:

For Faculty, Staff and Advisors:

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