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The mission of the General Education Program at the University of the District of Columbia is to provide all students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will serve them in their efforts to become lifelong learners, community leaders, and fruitfully engaged professionals in rewarding and evolving careers and endeavors.

General Education Requirements Guideline

General Education Requirements Guideline
Effective Fall 2010

Listed below are the General Education Requirements needed to complete a baccalaureate degree at the University of the District of Columbia. Please consult with your departmental advisor to confirm course selections and major requirements for your chosen degree. You may download the course descriptions here.

View a printable copy of the General Education Requirements Guidelines.

Semester

Course Number

General Education Courses

Credits
1st Semester IGED 110Foundation Writing I*                                                                                             
3
IGED 120Foundation Quantitative Reasoning* 
3
IGED 130Foundation Oral Communications                                                           
3
2nd Semester IGED 111Foundation Writing II
3
IGED 220Discovery Quantitative Reasoning**
3
3rd Semester IGED 140Foundation Ethics
3
IGED 250Discovery Technology
3
IGED 210Discovery Writing
3
4th Semester IGED 260Discovery Science + Lab **
4
IGED 270Discovery Diversity
3
5th SemesterIGED 280Discovery Civics
3
7th – 8th Semester IGED
391-392
Frontier Capstone I & II
3
Taken upon completion of Discovery Writing Writing Intensive Course in your Major. 
Please consult with your departmental advisor for details.
3

* Students may place out of Foundation Writing I and Foundation Quantitative Reasoning with test credit.
** Students in disciplines that require higher level and extended math and science study (such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, and Physics) may be able to substitute courses within their major for the Discovery Quantitative Reasoning and/or Discovery Science courses. .

Updated: 6/29/2011