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General Education Program
344 McKenny Hall

All General Inquires:



Interim Director

Dr. W. John Koolage

Graduate Assistants

Morgen Barroso
Sarah Bruckler

Faculty Fellows (Fall 2019)

Dr. Stephanie Casey

Dr. Laura McMahon

Dr. Keon Pettiway

Dr. Jenny Kindred

Dr. Amy Johnson

Dr. Logen Bearden


Faculty Fellows (Fall 2018)

Dr. Maria Milletti
Dr. Stephanie Casey
Dr. Brenden Fay
Dr. Jenny Kindred
Dr. Keon Pettiway
Dr. Katherine Ryker



The General Education Conference: Making General Education Visible

Coming this fall to an EMU near you... the 2nd Annual General Education Conference!

Last year's program notes:

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) and EMU Course Processing System for advisors: 



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