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Reading, writing, thinking, knowing, doing—making knowledge work.

We are committed to making sure you have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a career that may be characterized by many roles, often across multiple fields. In 2016, we restructured our general education program to increase flexibility, clarify categories, and provide a comprehensive foundation.  

Our undergraduate curriculum includes 38 credits of general education in the following areas:

  • Arts & Humanities (9 credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
  • Physical & Biological Sciences (7 credits)
  • Mathematics (3 credits)
  • English Composition (6 credits)
  • General Education Electives (7+ credits)

To ensure every undergraduate meets our UB learning goals, you will take specified courses in general education and/or in your major which are approved as meeting one or more of our graduation requirements:

  • Information Literacy
  • Technological Fluency
  • Oral Communication
  • Global Awareness & Diverse Perspectives
  • Capstone Experience  

UB's flexible general-education program encompasses Maryland requirements as well as specific University of Baltimore requirements. You'll be engaged, challenged and offered opportunities to develop skills and competencies that will last a lifetime.

General education requirements for:

  • all new freshmen (fewer than 24 college credits) who entered UB between fall 2013 and spring 2016
  • all new students entering UB between fall 2014 and spring 2016

General education requirements for:

  • all new students entering UB in fall 2016 and spring 2017
  • students who started prior to fall 2016 and have opted in with adviser approval

General education requirements for:

  • all new students entering UB in fall 2017 


Last Published 3/30/17