General Education Program


News / Updates

WOU General Education has a new location!

You can now find us in room 129 of the Advising Center. If you need help with a General Education petition or requirement review, the easiest way is to book an appointment through the Wolf Connect System (WCS) in portal. You can also visit our open drop-in office hours Tuesdays 1-3 pm beginning September 30.

Are you a military veteran?

Make sure your Joint Services Transcript has been submitted to the registrar's office - some of your General Education requirements may already be fulfilled.

First Year Seminar Student Surveys

If you are registered in an FYS 107 section, be on the lookout for a Student Developmental Survey link in your email inbox during the first week of the term. This confidential survey is a way for us to get a sense for who our First Year Students are and how we can better serve them in General Education. We really appreciate your responses!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Intellectual foundations and breadth of exposure: Put into practice different and varied forms of knowledge, inquiry, and expression that frame academic and applied learning.
  2. Critical thinking: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate information and develop well-reasoned and evidence-based conclusions.
  3. Citizenship: Articulate the challenges, responsibilities, and privileges of belonging in a complex, diverse, interconnected world.
  4. Multidisciplinary learning: Integrate knowledge, perspectives, and strategies across disciplines to answer questions and solve problems.


General Education is a crucial component of the learning experience at Western Oregon University, providing students with fundamental skills for lifelong learning. Students apply, communicate, and integrate ideas from a variety of disciplines. They gain abilities to think and act critically as citizens of a complex and ever-changing world. The curriculum empowers students to pursue diverse interests and perform varying roles in their personal, social, and professional lives.


General Education


503-838-8348 | or e-mail:  | Location: AC 129