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General Education Requirements

General Education Committee

Davis Division Academic Senate
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-2231

The revised UC Davis General Education (GE) requirements became effective during the fal quarter 2011. The GE objectives within the mission of UC Davis as a public university are:

  • Educate students to become thoughful, civically engaged participants of society.
  • Equip students to consider matters requiring a critical understanding of science, history, social reactions, and global forces, among other things.
  • Communicate ideas effectively through written, spoken and visual means.
  • Understand that ideas have consequences and that we all have the responsibility to consider those consequences.
  • Develop a cosmopolitan rather than a parochial view of the world.

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