General Education Program

Resources for Faculty

Resources for Faculty


In order to create a new general education course or add a general education designation to an existing course, faculty must submit the course for approval in Curriculog, CSU’s online curriculum management system. The approval process, estimated time for approval, and deadlines can be found on the Curriculum Approvals and Processes webpage from the Office of Academic Planning. Curriculog user guides and support from the Office of the University Registrar can be found on the Curriculum Management webpage.

  1. Consult the Criteria Sheets to determine which you need to submit. Please note that with the exception of WAC, SPAC, and Capstone courses, courses may only be approved in one area.
  2. Complete the relevant Criteria Sheets and respond to the questions on each. You will attach these files to the Curriculog proposal.
  3. Prepare a current syllabus (that includes a statement of the criteria for the category for which you are submitting your course) as you will attach it to the Curriculog proposal too.
  4. Originate the Curriculog proposal at

Criteria Sheets

Click here to access the Criteria Sheets for the various General Education areas.


Additional Documents

File Waiver of the AALAME requirement for students with experience overseas in the US Military (approved by Faculty Senate on February 5, 2020)

File Sunsetting policy for General Education courses (approved by Faculty Senate on April 3, 2019).

File Temporary General Education Status (Revised, approved by Faculty Senate on December 2, 2020)

Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on General Education (Spring 2017)

Original Report establishing the Gen Ed 08 program.