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General Education

The baccalaureate degree at MSU is a total of 120 semester hours with 36 hours committed to general education. This consists of a 15-hour core, 18 hours of humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, a three-hour first-year seminar, and three hours of senior capstone. The General Education Program was designed to develop and assess progress in students’ writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills using pre- and post-tests and common rubrics. Implementation of value-added, longitudinal assessment for MSU students now begins in the first-year seminar and culminates in the capstone course.

General Education Council

The General Education Council is responsible for the management of the General Education Program. The General Education Council is a standing committee chaired by Dr. Laurie Couch, associate provost, with representatives approved by the vote of the Faculty Senate.


General Education Review Taskforce 

The General Education Review Taskforce is an ad hoc group tasked with reviewing the general education program to insure that it meets best practices and achieves academic goals.


General Education Resources

  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Financial Aid
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Accounting & Financial Services (Student Billing)
    207 Howell-McDowell, Morehead, KY 40351
  • Registrar
    201 Ginger Hall, Morehead, KY 40351
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