Eastern Michigan University

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General Education Program
Starkweather Hall, 1st Floor

All General Inquires:



  • Tuesday-Thursdays:      10:30 - 2:30pm
  • All other days, virtually or by appointment only


Dr. Chris Foreman

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?! 

NEW! Multicultural Leadership Experience approved for LBC in Group 2 OR Group 5, not both

NEW! DTC 120L1 Transform-U approved for LBC in Group 1

NEW! DTC 331L4 Nutrition Therapy I Experience approved for LBC in Group 4

NEW! DTC 371L2 Nutrition Therapy II Experience approved for LBC in Group 2

NEW! DTC 471L4 Nutrition Therapy III Experience approved for LBC in Group 4

NEW! Upon admittance to EMU, international students will have fulfilled LBC Group 5 for having met the spirit of the study abroad experience - if you are an international student and want to verify that fulfillment of this LBC experience has been added to your records, please contact our office at generaleducation@emich.edu



University Comparisons - How does EMU measure up?

University Comparisons as a PDF

General Education FAQ  


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