The mission of general education at N.C. State is to provide students the opportunity to experience diverse and integrative disciplinary perspectives. General education enhances students’ intellectual engagement in their majors, prepares them for the changing demands of professional careers, equips them for a lifetime of learning, and lays the foundation for involvement in their communities as responsible citizens and leaders.
The Provost approved the General Education Plan recommended by the General Education Task Force on February 1, 2008. The new General Education Program (GEP) became effective Summer II 2009. The University Courses and Curricula Committee (UCCC) and the Council on Undergraduate Education (CUE) have been charged with the GEP implementation with the assistance of the Office of the Dean of Academic Programs & Services (APS). Prior to Summer II 2009, NC State University curricula operated under the General Education Requirements (GER) effective from August 1994 through June 2009.