Wondering what to take for Gen Eds next semester? Check out the winners of our General Education Student Essay Contest.

Grand Prize

Alyson Tomaszewski – STAT 1100Q Elementary Concepts of Statistics (Q)

Honorable Mentions

Sophia Pellegrino – PHIL 1104 Philosophy and Social Ethics (CA1)

Stephanie Santillo – "A way around mono no aware"; CLCS 1101 Classics of World Literature I (CA1, CA4-INT)

Joshua Lovett-Graff – "Tears for Academia"; ENGL 3613 Introduction to LGBT Literature (CA4)

Prabhas KC – ANTH 1000 Other People's Worlds (CA2, CA4-INT)

Interested in General Education? Want to know more about why you "have to" take Gen Ed courses? Watch these videos to learn more about the diverse and fascinating Gen Ed options available to students at UConn:

NURS 1175W - The End of Life: A Multicultural Interdisciplinary Experience

GSCI 1050 - Earth’s Dynamic Environment

DRAM 1501 - Introduction to World Puppetry

Quantitative (Q) MATH Sequence Courses

Meetings and Deadlines

GEOC meetings for Fall 2021 will be (online):

Wed. September 1, 10:00am-11:30am
Mon. September 13, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Wed. September 29, 10:00am-11:30am
Mon. October 11, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Wed. October 27, 10:00am-11:30am
Mon. November 8, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Wed. December 1, 10:00am-11:30am

Deadlines to submit:

Proposals to offer a Gen Ed course in the January/Winter 2022 Intersession should be submitted to GEOC by the end of September 2021 to allow adequate time for review.

Proposals to offer a Gen Ed course in the May 2022 Intersession should be submitted to GEOC by January 2021 to allow adequate time for review.

The deadline for new courses and course revisions to be included in the 2022-23 Catalog is February 5, 2022. In order for Gen Ed courses to make this deadline, proposals should be received by GEOC before the end of October 2021 (with all department and college approvals). General Education courses must be reviewed by GEOC, the Senate C&C Committee, and the University Senate prior to February 5 to be included in the 2022-23 catalog.


Use this form to submit a proposal for a new course, a course revision, or a course deletion: Curricular Action Request Form

Please consult the Registrar's website for catalog and PeopleSoft deadlines as well as other course request guidelines:
Course Approval Process
Course Effective Dates

Read the 2019-2020 GEOC Annual Report here.

Click here for more information about:
University Senate
Senate Curricula and Courses Committee
University Interdisciplinary Courses Committee (UICC)
UConn Writing Center
Quantitative Learning Center

General Education Task Force's Draft Report to the Senate 2015-16


The 2021-22 Provost’s Office General Education Course Enhancement Grant deadline is December 3, 2021. Please see the Competition Page for the Call for Proposals and relevant forms.

The following departments are up for Alignment this year (2020-21).

Asian & Asian American Studies (AAAS)
Accounting (ACCT)
Africana Studies (AFRA)
American Studies (AMST)
Chemistry (CHEM)
Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)
Economics (ECON)
Fine Arts (FINA)
General & Professional Studies (GPS)
Marine Sciences (MARN)
Maritime Studies (MAST)
Psychology (PSYC)
Sustainable Plant & Soil Systems (SPSS)