General Education Program

Criteria Sheets

Criteria Sheet Updates

In Spring 2021, UCC approved an update to the Criteria Sheets used for approving General Education courses.  The Criteria themselves have not changed.  The format of the sheets was revised in order to emphasize the directions for completing them.  Selected questions on the African-American Experience, US Diversity, and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) sheets were revised for clarity and questions were added to the WAC sheet to reflect Criteria 3 and 5.

In Spring 2022, the question related to Criterion 3 on the Capstone Criteria Sheet was revised.  It was divided into 2 questions and more instruction was added regarding how to answer the question about prior General Education courses.

Links to Individual Criteria Sheets

Breadth of Knowledge Areas

Social Diversity Areas

Skill Areas (for courses in Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, African-American Experience, and U.S. Diversity)

Skill Intensive Areas


Microsoft Office document icon New Capstone Criteria Sheet