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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002

    About the Catalog
    About the University
    Glossary and Abbreviations
    Academic Advising
    Tuition and Fees
    dList of Degrees
    dMath Requirements for Degrees
    dCommon Degree Requirements
    dDegree Requirements
    dMinors and Secondary Majors
    dUniversity General Education Requirements
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    University General Education Requirements

    The university general education program strives to add breadth to the educational experience. It helps students widen their perspectives, explore the relationships between various subjects, and develop critical and analytical thinking skills.

    The university general education courses are not designed to be taken in a single block at the beginning or ending of a student's college career. They should be continuous and spread across the entire college career.

    Any student whose acquired credit at Kansas State University or any other institution began in fall 1997 or later will be obligated to meet university general education requirements. Transfer students need to contact their departmental advisors and see the Transfer Admission section of this catalog.

    Overview of requirements
    Students must complete at least 18 hours of approved university general education courses, one-third of which must be at the 300-level or above.

    The courses accepted for university general education credit will vary according to college and major. All students should consult with their advisors to determine which university general education courses meet the requirements of their degree programs.

    Only courses completed at Kansas State University and approved for university general education can be used to meet these requirements.

    For more information

  • Consult your advisor.

  • Check each semester's Course Schedule for a listing of university general education courses. The Course Schedule is available at on the web.

  • More information about the university general education program is available at:

    Approved courses
    In course descriptions, university general education courses are marked with a University General Education course. A list of currently offered university general education courses is available on the web at this address:

    Policy for credit by examination
    Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate Programs (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES) credits may be considered ``transfer credits'' for purposes of the university general education policy for students transferring credit to K-State. See the Transfer Admission section of this catalog.

    Policy for curriculum changes
    Students changing curricula within Kansas State University must satisfy the university general education requirements for the program in which they will graduate. Students entering a bachelor's degree program after completing an associate degree at Kansas State University are not considered to be transfer students, as far as the university general education requirements are concerned; these students must meet the general education requirements for the curriculum they are entering.

    Univeresity general education policy for double majors and dual degrees
    A student must meet the university general education requirements for his/her primary degree/major. University general education requirements for additional degrees or majors are waived.

    Topics within Degrees:
    dList of Degrees dCommon Degree Requirements dMinors and Secondary Majors
    dMath Requirements for Degrees dDegree Requirements dUniversity General Education Requirements
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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000