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General Education Courses: Selections by Major

“Penn State wants students to use General Education to experiment and explore, to take academic risks, to discover things they did not know before, and to learn to do things they have not done before. To that end, the General Education program extends the concept of flexibility to all aspects of the degree program.”

— From “Flexibility of the Baccalaureate Degree General Education Requirements” in the Baccalaureate Degree General Education Program section of the University Bulletin

The charts listed below show (1) where required courses in each major can also meet specific General Education requirements and (2) areas in which students can select any courses from the list of approved General Education courses to meet those requirements.

Refer to Course Abbreviations and Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin for the meanings of abbreviations used in these charts.

Use this chart to find General Education Courses based upon majors.
College College
Abington College Earth and Mineral Sciences
Agricultural Sciences Education
Altoona College Engineering
Arts and Architecture Health and Human Development
Behrend College (Erie) Information Sciences and Technology
Berks College Liberal Arts
Business Nursing
Capital College (Harrisburg) Science
Communications University College