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General Education: K-State 8

About K-State 8

The K-State 8 general education program helps students widen their perspectives, explore relationships among subjects and build critical and analytical thinking skills. K-State 8 exposes students to a broad range of knowledge in different academic areas. The program shapes well-rounded thinkers and helps prepare students for careers, graduate school and other post-graduate experiences.

Student requirements

Each student must successfully complete credit-bearing courses/experiences to cover all of the K-State 8 areas. A minimum of four different course prefixes (e.g., AGEC, MATH, FSHS) must be represented in the fulfillment of the K-State 8 requirements.

Students who began at K-State before Summer 2011, may choose to move to the K-State 8 program or complete their degrees with University General Education (UGE) requirements.

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purple wave football gameWhat are the requirements for the K-State 8 General Education Program?

Each student must successfully complete credit-bearing courses or experiences to cover all of the K-State 8 areas. Some of the K-State 8 areas may be covered in the student's major. The intent of the K-State 8 is for students to explore the perspectives of disciplines that may be quite different from those of their own majors. For that reason, a minimum of four different course prefixes (e.g., AGEC, MATH, FSHS) must be represented in the fulfillment of the K-State 8 requirements.

 

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