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Information for Faculty and Staff

Guidelines for General Education Courses

Before submitting a request for Gen Ed designation, please review the descriptions of the General Education categories at All General Education courses must be 4 credits, except for B, O, S, and Y courses. Students must take a General Education course for a letter grade in order to fulfill the requirement, except where Pass/Fail is the only option, which will primarily occur in B, S, and Y courses.

How to Submit Courses for Designation

Faculty, instructors, and departments interested in submitting courses for General Education designation should use the online course submission form at For more information, please contact Liz Abate, Coordinator of General Education, at 607-777-2146 or

Frequently Asked Questions

Policies and Procedures

The General Education Policies and Procedures Manual is available for advisers, faculty and staff online at

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Last Updated: 11/8/13