General Education Requirements

The General Education Oversight Committee (GEOC) approved a revised set of general education requirements for the University of Connecticut, which came into effect in May 2005. In addition to the minimum requirements set out by GEOC, CLAS has additional requirements that students must fulfill in order to graduate with a CLAS degree. Below are the competencies and content areas that CLAS students must fulfill.

Courses approved after the catalog publication deadline which will satisfy general education for all students include (courses in italics meet more than one general education content area):

Content Area 1

AMST/HEJS/CLCS 2204 as a CA1-A

AAAS/HIST 3822 as a CA1-C

AAAS/HIST 3554 as a CA1-C

AASI/HIST 3820 as a CA1-E

HIST 1450 as a CA1-C

HIST 1801 as a Ca1-C

HIST 2413W as a CA1-C

HIST/CAMS 3326 as a CA1-C

HIST 3540WE as a CA1-C

JOUR 1002 as a CA1-C

JOUR 2010 as a CA1-C

MUSI 3407W as a CA1-A

Content Area 2


POLS 3610/W

Content Area 3 non-lab

EEB 3205E


Content Area 4




DRAM 3130


MUSI 3407W

Content Area 4 International



ENGL 3122W

HIST 1450

HIST 1801



Second Language Competency
  • 3 years of a second language (high school)
  • 2 years of a second language (high school) plus 2 semesters of intermediate college level (same language)
  • 2 semesters (elementary) and 2 semesters (intermediate) college level second language
  • Completion of language equivalency exam

(click here for an overview of options for completing the second language requirement)

Writing Competency (W)
  • English 91002 and 91003 (transfer courses) OR
  • English 1010 or 1011
  • 2 “W” (writing intensive) courses, one of which must be an approved ‘W’ in the major.
Quantitative Competency (Q)
  • 3 “Q” courses, one of which must be Mathematics or Statistics



Arts & Humanities
  • 5 courses; one each from Arts, Literature, History, Philosophical/Ethical Analysis; the additional course may be from one of these four groups or from the World Cultures category.
Social Sciences
  • 2 courses from 2 different academic units.
Science & Technology
  • BA: 2 laboratory sciences courses from different academic units or 1 laboratory science and 1 non-laboratory science course from different academic units.
  • BS: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics sequences, plus one Biology course.
Multiculturalism & Diversity
  • 2 courses, at least one of which come from the International category.



Related Documents:

2019 – 2020 CLAS Gen Ed Audit Sheet