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

Visit our Common Curriculum page

The University of Connecticut recently approved a new general education program called the Common Curriculum that will launch for students in Fall 2025 (applicable to Class of 2029 and after). Please see the new site for information about this upcoming change.

Meetings and Deadlines

Common Curriculum Committee Plus (CCC+) meetings for Fall 2023 will be on the following days:

Monday, August 28, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Monday, September 11, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Monday, September 25, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Monday, October 9, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Monday, October 23, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Monday, November 6, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Monday, November 13, 12:30pm-2:00pm (Tentative)
Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 27, 12:30pm-2:00pm (Tentative)
Monday, December 4, 12:30pm-2:00pm

Deadlines to submit:

**Common Curriculum course transition spreadsheets are due November 1, 2023.**

Proposals to offer a Gen Ed course in the Winter 2024 Intersession should be submitted to CCC+ by early October 2023 to allow adequate time for review.

Requests to offer a Gen Ed course in the May 2023 Intersession should be submitted to GEOC by the end of February 2024 to allow adequate time for review.

The deadline for new courses and course revisions to be included in the 2024-25 Catalog is February 5, 2024. In order for Gen Ed courses to make this deadline, proposals to add or revise courses should be received by CCC+ before the end of October 2023 (with all department and college approvals). General Education courses must be reviewed by CCC+, the Senate C&C Committee, and the University Senate prior to February 5 to be included in the 2024-25 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 most recent GEOC/CCC+ Annual Report.

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


Common Curriculum Passes Senate

The newly proposed Common Curriculum was passed by the University Senate in Fall 2022 and is slated to go live in Fall 2025. The Common Curriculum Committee Plus (CCC+) is currently in the process of facilitating the transition. Please visit the new Common Curriculum website for details and resources.

Provost’s Office Common Curriculum Course Grants

Grant application guidelines and materials are now posted for the Provost’s Office Common Curriculum Course Grants. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2023.

General Education Course Alignment Project

The General Education Course Alignment Project will resume in 2023-2024 for W and Q courses.