General Education


The purpose of the Weber State University General Education program is to provide students with foundational knowledge and intellectual tools that enhance and transcend their academic program of study. The big questions posed by General Education courses address significant issues about the world. General Education courses help students apply their learning and develop personal and social responsibility, which is demonstrated through signature assignments.





Mission and Learning Outcomes by Area

The links in the following table provide the mission statements and learning outcomes for the eight areas of general education at Weber State University.

          Core Requirements

          Breadth Requirements


Yearly Assessment Findings

GEIAC and the Area Committees work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to ensure the regular assessment of all general education courses according to their respective student learning outcomes, and to make recommendations for the improvement of general education at Weber State University. Each spring, GEIAC submits a final report summarizing the status of general education assessment.

Academic Year Report Approved
2016/17 Findings Sept 13, 2018
2015/16 Findings April 13, 2017
2014/15 Findings April 14, 2016
2013/14 Findings April 16, 2015
2012/13 Findings April 17, 2014
2011/12 Findings April 19, 2013


Governance Of General Education

The General Education program at Weber State University is supervised by the Faculty Senate General Education Improvement and Assessment Committee (GEIAC, formed in 2006), who crafted the general education objectives specific to Weber State University. The Utah System of Higher Education coordinates general efforts statewide. The latest comprehensive statement of statewide objectives was in 2011, with modifications in 2016.

Meeting Agendas