General Education Assessment

UW-Madison’s General Education Program was created to ensure that every baccalaureate student at UW-Madison acquires the foundation of an undergraduate education, which includes elements for living a productive life, being citizens of the world, appreciating aesthetic values and engaging in lifelong learning in a changing world.

The University General Education Committee (UGEC) oversees the campus-wide program, which includes managing the program’s requirements, leading the assessment of general education and reporting to shared-governance through the University Academic Planning Council.

All undergraduate students must satisfy the university’s General Education Requirements. View the requirements and associated learning outcomes in The Guide.