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General Education Requirements

General Education

Effective Fall 2018 for 1st year and Fall 2020 for transfer students:

UC Merced’s General Education program engages students with the values, practices, and contributions of a research university to provide a framework for integrative learning in the context of the culturally and economically diverse Central Valley. In tandem with the major and the co-curriculum, General Education supports students in achieving the Hallmarks of the Baccalaureate Degree at UC Merced. It nurtures the spirit of inquiry, building students’ knowledge of disciplines, cultures, and perspectives. General Education (GE) fosters collaboration, communication, and ethical action. It empowers students to share their learning and skills to address the local and global challenges of an interconnected, changing world.


For an accurate and up-to-date list of GE courses and Badges, please visit: