General Education Program Requirements

All undergraduate students (except those transferring to UF with an A.A. degree from a Florida public college or an A.A. certificate from a Florida public state university) are required to complete UF's general education requirement to graduate.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION SUBJECT AREA

State Core Credits

UF Core Credits

Additional UF 
Gen Ed Credits

TOTAL CREDITS

15

3

18

36

Credits must be taken from approved list for each area.

One required course.

Selected from any course approved for the area. *

Must be completed with minimum grades of C; no S-U.

Composition (C)

3

 

3

6

Mathematics (M)

3

 

3

6 **

Humanities (H)

3

3

IUF 1000
What is the Good Life

12

Taken from Humanities (H), Biological and Physical Sciences (B/P), and Social and Behavioral Sciences (S).

24

A minimum of 6 credits from Humanities (H), Biological and Physical Sciences (B/P), and Social and Behavioral Sciences (S).


The distribution across these areas may be:

6-6-12

6-12-6

12-6-6

6-9-9

9-6-9

9-9-6

Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences (B/P)

3

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

3

 

International
(N) ***

Met with any C, H, S, P, B course coded with N.
One State Core Gen Ed course carries this code.

3

In conjunction with another Gen Ed Area.

Diversity
(D) ***

Met with any C, H, S, P, B course coded with D.
Several State Core courses carry this code.

3

In conjunction with another Gen Ed Area.

 
All general education courses are identified by letter in the course descriptions section of this catalog. The subject area letter designations appear at the end of the course description. For example: AMH 2010 United States to 1877 fulfills three credits in the Humanities (H) area.

The schedule of courses also includes a list of all courses that fulfill each Gen Ed subject area. In addition, course listings in every schedule identify whether a course section satisfies Gen Ed credit (refer to the G.E. column).

** Three credits must be from a general education mathematics course with a prefix of MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF or MHF (a.k.a., 'pure math').

*** Some C, H, P, B and S general education courses carry the diversity (D) or international (N) designation. The latter can be assigned only to courses with the former designations. The general education program requires the completion of two 3-credit courses, one with the diversity (D) designation and the other with the international (N) designation.
 

Important Considerations

  • A minimum grade of C is required for general education credit. Therefore, courses intended to satisfy the general education requirement cannot be taken S-U.
  • Some majors require or recommend specific general education courses.
  • Certain classes are approved to count for multiple general education program areas. Students can count a general education course toward one area only except for (D) and (N) credits, which must be earned concurrently with another area. For example, a course designated as HD can count toward both the H and D requirements, but a course designated CH can count only as C or H.
  • Study abroad courses can fulfill international credit, in addition to fulfilling credit in other subject areas. Study abroad must be approved in advance by an academic advisor and the UF International Center.