The Committee on General Education and Intercollegiate Programs (CGEIP) and Faculty Senate approved a revised General Education Program in April 2013. The revised General Education Program contains two main areas (Foundations & Breadth of Knowledge). The Foundations area begins with a first-year seminar course taken the first semester on campus and gives the student their first experience with the public affairs mission at Missouri State University. Other Foundation area courses will give students an experience in information literacy, written and oral communication, quantitative literacy, collaboration, and integrative & applied learning. The Breadth of Knowledge area of the revised general education contains course requirements in the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Humanities & Arts, Life and Physical Sciences, and four courses in three areas of Public Affairs. The revised general education Public Affairs section in the revised General Education Program contains course requirements in Cultural Competence, Public Issues, and Constitutions of US & Missouri and American History and Institutions.
The full implementation of the revised General Education Program will begin Fall 2014. The Faculty Senate approved General Education Program and Requirements including the courses that have been currently approved is located in the link below.