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General Education at Indiana University Bloomington


All undergraduate students who matriculate as degree-seeking students at IU Bloomington in or after first summer session 2011 will be required to complete the campus-wide GenEd Program prior to graduation with a baccalaureate degree. This curriculum is intended to ensure that, through the Common Ground requirements, all undergraduates at IUB develop the essential skills of English composition and mathematical modeling, and are exposed to the vast wealth of course offerings the IU Bloomington has to offer in arts and humanities, social and historical studies, natural and mathematical sciences, and world languages and cultures. The GenEd Curriculum also includes Shared Goals of intensive writing experience, information fluency, an understanding of diversity in the U.S., and other enriching educational experiences. The Common Ground requirements are the same for all undergraduate students, regardless of their school or academic unit. Shared Goals are implemented by the schools in ways that complement their degree programs.

GenEd News

The GenEd course listing for Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 is now official. Links to the newly approved listing can be found on the GenEd Courses page of the GenEd Web site.

The 2014–15 Indiana University Bloomington General Education Bulletin remains the official source for current GenEd requirements, policies, and other pertinent information. Previous editions of the IU Bloomington General Education Bulletin can be found here

Each undergraduate student is subject to the General Education requirements that were in effect at the time of matriculation as a degree-seeking student at Indiana University Bloomington. The appropriate GenEd requirements for students who matriculated at IU Bloomington in Summer 2011, Fall 2011, or Spring 2012 can be found in the 2011–12 Bulletin. Students who matriculated in Summer 2012, Fall 2012, or Spring 2013 should consult the 2012–13 Bulletin. Those who matriculated in Summer 2013, Fall 2013, or Spring 2014 should refer to the 2013–14 Bulletin for their GenEd requirements. Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 IUB matriculants should consult the 2014-15 Bulletin. Course lists, however, apply to the semester in which a course is taken.