General Education/ Graduation Program Requirements


The GE/GR Course Review Subcommittee will be reviewing Area C syllabi during Spring 2016.

For additional information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for coordinating the University's General Education Program. The office monitors all General Education courses for availability and compliance with University policy.  The office administers GE policy and acts as a liaison from Academic Affairs to the Faculty Senate General Education and Graduation Requirements Policy Committee (GE/GRPC). The Office of Undergraduate Studies is a resource for information about General Education. New and innovative General Education programs are explored and evaluated by this office. The office is also responsible for implementing all Sacramento State graduation requirements, including the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement.

The Office of Undergraduate Studies acts as the “home” department for special majors, special minors, the Certificate for Academic Achievement in Global and Multicultural Perspectives, and undeclared students.  The University’s First Year Experience Program, the General Education Honor’s Program, and the Writing Across the Curriculum Program  are administered by this office, as are the Center for College and Career Readiness, Accelerated College Entrance-ACE, Community Engagement Center, the University One Book Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Sheree Meyer

Sheree L. Meyer, Ph.D.
Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Todd Migliaccio
Provost's Fellow for Student Success

Janett Torset
Assistant to the Dean

6000 J Street
Sacramento Hall 234
Sacramento, CA 95819-6016

(916) 278-5344
(916) 278-7648 FAX

What does General Education Mean to Us?

The Secret Names
(written for the GEmmy Awards & GE Recognition Event, December 2, 2011)

To be a child again, knowing books could change the world. Running up the narrow stairs into soft, yellow light of the old Carnegie branch, and there they are, walls of them. Librarian smiles at Dad and me, kid exchanging finished stack for more.

Now I love to read the titles of courses I will never get to take: The Nature of Culture; Form, Space, Vision; Primate Behavior. If I took all three at once, could I tell new stories, speak new tongues,

or just appear an educated gibbon at an art opening in midtown?

Clicking through the college catalog I can see him - General Ed lurking deep inside, chanting the secret names of what we hope to come to understand: The Joy of Garbage, Urban Geography, Visualization, and he winks at us. What comes from all this work?

Community Engagement, Children and Television, The List Poem: No, not “knowing,” really, but still we climb towards that warm & yellow light.

Bob Stanley
Sacramento Poet Laureate 2009-2012
Recipient of the 2011-2012 GEmmy Award for GE Community Engagement