Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University says, "The General Education Program at Central Michigan University provides students with a common set of academic skills, referred to as Competencies, as well as exposure to a broad knowledge base, referred to as the University Program. Courses in the General Education Program are continuous with the rest of the university curriculum but present material in a manner that links knowledge and skills with the 21st-century lives students will lead after they graduate." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.cmich.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:17,804
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:24%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$12,510 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$23,670 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because language study is only an option in the "Studies in Global Cultures" requirement.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "Studies in Social Structure" section of the "Social Sciences" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not history surveys, and the "Studies in Racism and Cultural Diversity in the United States" section of the "Integrative and Area Studies" requirement may be satisfied by courses narrow in scope.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because only students who do not receive a satisfactory score on a university-administered examination must take a math course. The "Mathematics Competency" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content, and the "Quantitative and Mathematical Sciences" requirement may be satisfied by science courses.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Central Michigan University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/06/2018


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