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Flexibility in General Education

“Penn State wants students to use General Education to experiment and explore, to take academic risks, to discover things they did not know before, and to learn to do things they have not done before. To that end, the General Education program extends the concept of flexibility to all aspects of the degree program.”

— From “Flexibility of the Baccalaureate Degree General Education Requirements” in the Baccalaureate Degree General Education Program section of the University Bulletin

The charts listed below show (1) where required courses in each major can also meet specific General Education requirements and (2) areas in which students can select any courses from the list of approved General Education courses to meet those requirements.

These charts use abbreviations for colleges, majors, and General Education areas that the user should already be familiar with.

Abington College
Agricultural Sciences
Altoona College
Arts & Architecture
Behrend College
Berks College
Capital College
Earth & Mineral Sciences
Health & Human Development
Information Sciences & Technology
Liberal Arts
University College

You can also view multiple colleges at once to compare several different majors.

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