The K-State General Education Perspective
The General Education program is comprised of a depth and breadth of knowledge and skills. A student's depth of knowledge intended for undergraduate general education is explored and assessed through our Undergraduate Learning Outcomes. A student's breadth of knowledge is explored through the K-State 8. The K-State 8 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.
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.