General Education

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Welcome to Gen Ed at NJCU

What is Gen Ed?

The General Education program provides students with invaluable learning experiences across a wide range of academic fields. While major and minor programs focus on specific disciplines, the Gen Ed program ensures that all students, regardless of major, explore a range of scholarly approaches. While its scope is broad, Gen Ed prioritizes in-depth, active learning and emphasizes essential skills building for success in college and beyond.

You can find the most up to date Gen Ed requirements in the NJCU catalog. If you have questions about these requirements, please see your academic advisor.

General Education Requirements

General Education Courses

Student Learning Outcomes

Substitutions and Waivers

General Education Symposium

Program Documentation

The Gen Ed Program Proposal
The General Education program was approved by the University Senate and SACC in May 2014. Access the General Education proposal.

A revised General Education Committee Structure was approved by the University Senate in October 2015.

The Tier I and Tier II requirements were revised in April 2016 to simplify the Gen Ed program while increasing flexibility.

In April, 2020, revisions were approved to the General Education Program requirements by the Senate. Students entering NJCU in Fall, 2021 and after follow this new plan. Download the approved revision.

In Spring 2023, the General Education Program administrative structure was simplified and the existing committees were merged into one committee, the General Education Committee.