For Students


UNK's General Studies Program has changed for the 2020-21 academic year. Students, to view your General Studies Program requirements, click the button below that applies to your catalog year:

Students on the 2019-2020 academic catalog or before 

Students on the 2020-2021 academic catalog or after

UNK's General Studies program is a diverse set of courses that provides the foundational knowledge that society expects an educated citizen to have. The General Studies program provides the skill-set necessary for life-long learning and provides students the opportunity to explore diverse subjects and/or areas of interest.

General Studies Mission:

The UNK General Studies program helps students acquire knowledge and abilities to: understand the world, make connections across disciplines, and contribute to the solution of contemporary problems.

LOPERs General Studies Program Purpose, Categories, & Learning Outcomes (.pdf)

Appeals Information

Current Semester First-Year Seminar Courses (.pdf)

For students on pre- 2020-21 catalog years:

Current Semester Portal and Capstone Course Offerings