General Education

Foundation for Success

The Heart of Every Baccalaureate Degree

General education provides the building blocks for a life of professional, personal and community engagement. These courses are the foundation of a Bachelor’s degree, and aim to introduce students to the world of critical thinking, written expression, broad philosophical topics, scientific method, quantitative reasoning, a grounded knowledge of both worldwide and regional social concerns, problem-solving techniques, and creative inquiry in the written and visual arts.

Together, Union’s online general education courses and the courses within a student’s major aim to encourage mental agility, to broaden the adult student’s intellectual horizons, and to develop an openness to change.

Learn around

your schedule

Union’s flexibility gives you the opportunity to take classes around life’s commitments. Keep working to advance your career while going back to school!

“General Education at Union Institute & University is different. In order to meet the needs of an adult student population, general education courses are topic focused. Topics match majors and the life experiences of the student body. Different is good.”

Dr. Thomas FrederickGeneral Education Chair

Develop an Openness to Change

Union Institute & University education encourages students to take personal responsibility for their own lives. Education at UI&U also endeavors to engage, enlighten, and empower students to further acquire, apply, and create knowledge for a lifetime of learning and service.

Explore our General Education Courses

Students are encouraged to select the general education course that interests them within each of our focuses outlined below. Undergraduate students must earn at least 36 credits in General Education courses/credits within their degree program.

College Writing
Creation & Criticism of the Arts
Civilization & Human Legacy
Social Systems & Behavioral Science
Quantitative Reasoning
Observation & Analysis of the Natural World

GANT 110

GANT 110

GART 120

GART 120

GART 125

GART 125

GART 210

GART 210

GBIO 201

GBIO 201

GBIO 225

GBIO 225

GCHM 230

GCHM 230

GECO 221

GECO 221

GECO 222

GECO 222

GENV 205

GENV 205

GGEO 125

GGEO 125

GGEO 220

GGEO 220

GHIS 205

GHIS 205

GHIS 215

GHIS 215

GHIS 220

GHIS 220

GLIT 155

GLIT 155

GLIT 160

GLIT 160

GLIT 225

GLIT 225

GLIT 230

GLIT 230

GMAT 105

GMAT 105

GMUS 105

GMUS 105

GPSY 120

GPSY 120

GREL 150

GREL 150

GSBS 110

GSBS 110

GSBS 220

GSBS 220

GSOC 101

GSOC 101

GSOC 215

GSOC 215

GSTA 221

GSTA 221

GWRI 102

GWRI 102

GWRI 202

GWRI 202