These program requirements are under review and will be modified slightly to accommodate the new K-State 8 general education program. Please contact the department office for additional information.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Students who first enroll in Summer 2011 or later must meet the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education Program.
Students who began their programs of study in earlier terms under the University General Education (UGE) program may complete their degrees with UGE requirements or may choose to move to the K-State 8. Students should check with their academic advisors to determine which choice would be better. To switch, students must consult with their academic advisors.
Students who are readmitted in Summer 2011 and later will be designated as meeting the K-State 8 by the Office of Admissions. Deans’ offices can make an exception for the readmitted student who has completed UGE or who would prefer to complete UGE requirements.
K-State 8 policy for associate degree programs
A sound general education foundation is required of every K-State student, regardless of the major or the level of degree the student is seeking. Students in K-State associate degree programs are required to meet a subset of the K-State 8 requirements that apply to bachelor’s degree programs. Specifically,
- Each associate degree student’s plan of study will include courses that collectively are tagged with at least four of the K-State 8 areas.
- The four K-State 8 areas may be chosen at the discretion of the student, in consultation with the student’s advisor. Students are encouraged to enroll in a sufficient variety of courses to offer them a genuine breadth of experience.
- At least two different course prefixes (MATH, PPIL, etc.) must be represented in the fulfillment of the K-State 8 requirements.
- Students transferring into a K-State associate degree program from another institution are required to adhere to the rules stated above.
For additional information about the University General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Technology and Aviation. Please see the Registrar’s Office website for a current list of approved UGE courses. An Annotated UGE Course list provides brief catalog course descriptions.