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General Education Program
344 McKenny Hall

Winter 2017

We are generally available for appointments Monday-Thursday from 9am-2pm. To schedule an appointment, please email us at generaleducation@emich.edu.

All General Inquires:



Interim Director

Dr. W. John Koolage

Graduate Assistants

Rachel Dick
Danielle Clevenger
Facluty Fellows (Fall 2017)

Assessment Fellows
Dr. Doug Baker
Dr. Maria Milletti
Dr. Stephanie Casey
Dr. Ann Blakeslee
LEAP Fellows
Dr. Darlene Leifson
Dr. Brenden Fay
Review Fellows
Dr. Jenny Kindred
Dr. John Palladino


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 the basis for life long learning and participation in a global world. It provides a rich experience, across a wide range of academic activities, and it promotes intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. Like a major, it is a program that students must complete in order to earn a bachelors degree.

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 participation in a global world. 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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