General Education Curriculum Requirements
Most students enter Undergraduate Student Academic Services (USAS) upon enrolling at Ohio State and remain enrolled in USAS until they have qualified for and have been accepted into their chosen major and college.
While enrolled in USAS, students begin taking courses which will meet the General Education Curriculum (GEC) requirements. The GEC is a body of courses designed to assure that each student becomes acquainted with the basic areas of academic study. To meet the GEC requirements, credit hours must be completed from the following eight areas of academic study: writing and related skills, quantitative and logical skills, social diversity in the United States, social sciences , and arts and humanities. The typical student will take 38 credit hours of GEC's.
In order to assist students in developing their skills and abilities in a variety of areas, in addition to the General Education Courses (GEC) included in the Engineering Required Central Core curriculum, students are required to complete:
Two writing courses
Additional Courses in the following areas:
Arts & Humanities