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OU's General Education is the basis of your undergraduate education and is a requirement for all majors. This is the core body of knowledge that all students study, setting the groundwork for improved critical skills and enriching opportunities upon graduation. The three-part structure complements every major, giving you a well-balanced, refined education. 

Talk to your academic adviser if you have any questions about general education. First-year, undecided and re-deciding students: see your assigned adviser at the First Year Advising Center. All others: see an academic adviser at the school or college that offers your major. 

FOUNDATIONS - writing and reasoning  EXPLORATIONS - understanding the universe, society and humankind  INTEGRATION - solving real world problems

general ed requirements (PDF)
Approved general education courses

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