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University General Education Program

The College of Technology and Aviation requires each student to complete course work that fulfills the university general education requirements. The following information describes these requirements for associate and baccalaureate degree programs in the college.

Associate degrees

Degree requirements for students pursuing an associate degree in the College of Technology and Aviation include 6 credit hours of approved university general education courses. Students may take no university general education courses from within their major field of study.

Bachelor's degrees

Degree requirements for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Technology and Aviation include 18 credit hours of approved university general education courses, of which at least 6 credit hours are at the 300 level or above. Students may take no more than six credit hours of university general education course work with the same course number prefix, and they may take no university general education courses from within their major field of study.

Policy for transfer students

Students entering Kansas State University transferring credit from accredited two-year or four-year institutions are required to complete a minimum number of university general education credit hours at K-State. The minimum number of university general education credit hours required is based upon the total number of completed transfer credit hours accepted at K-State on the student's initial date of entry.

Associate degree programs
Number of completed 
transfer credit hoursMinimum university
accepted at K-Stategeneral education credit
on initial date of entryhours to be taken at K-State
0-146
15 and above3
Bachelor's degree programs
Number of completed 
transfer credit hoursMinimum university
accepted at K-Stategeneral education credit
on initial date of entryhours to be taken at K-State
0-718
8-2912
30-449
45 and above6

Each transfer student is required to complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of K-State upper-division university general education courses (300 and above) as specified in the program in which they will graduate.

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 K-State are not considered to be transfer students, as far as the university general education requirements are concerned. These students must meet the university general education requirements for the bachelor's curriculum that they are entering.

University general education course selection

University general education courses may overlay the degree requirements in a given curriculum, to satisfy concurrently both the accreditation criteria for that program and the university general education requirements. Refer to the latest college advising information for a complete list of approved UGE courses.

Students may include as part of their UGE program requirements a maximum of three credit hours from designated upper-division courses or experiences that have been approved as UGE equivalent. Such upper-division courses or experiences will be specifically designed for majors, and they will incorporate the three UGE benchmarks:

· An active learning environment

· Experiential context for the matter to be studied

· The opportunity for students to seek connections across knowledge/disciplines

These designated upper-division courses or experiences will include significant advanced writing experiences. The goal is to provide intense frequent writing experiences, comparable to the writing norm for the discipline or the profession. Target audiences could include professionals, peers, and/or clients. Students will be given adequate feedback, written and/or oral, on content and expression. Following feedback, students will be given opportunities to apply the feedback as part of a comprehensive process, either in revision of the original writing assignment or in subsequent writing activities.

In course descriptions, UGE courses are marked with a University General Education course. For more information about UGE requirements, see the Degrees section of this catalog. For a current list of approved UGE courses: www.k-state.edu/registrar/enroll/gened.html