The General Education Program is a collection of coordinated and interrelated courses, which contain a broad body of knowledge focused across all liberal arts areas. The University maintains that all students, regardless of academic major, must include in their individual curriculum specific general education courses designed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills and a broad-based cultural education.
The General Education Curriculum consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours of courses and provides the academic foundation for all undergraduate degree programs at Elizabeth City State University. The General Education curriculum enables students to develop the general knowledge and the skills that are essential to success in their respective major programs and careers after graduation while promoting positive human values and encouraging an appreciation for learning in all students. All students are encouraged to complete the General Education requirements during their freshman and sophomore years. After completing the required courses, students take electives and courses in their major fields.
The General Education Advisory Board
The General Education Advisory Board (GEAB) functions as an advisory committee to the Director of General Education. The primary purpose of the GEAB is to assist the Director in planning, implementing, communicating, and assessing the general education program and curriculum. The Board’s membership includes faculty representatives from the degree-granting programs and a representative from the following areas: Honors Program, Library, University Assessment, Registrar’s Office, and the Office of Student Success and Retention. Additional representatives may be added to the GEAB for added perspectives (e.g., Career Development Center).