General Education

North Foundation Hall, Room 160
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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General Education


OU's General Education is the basis of your undergraduate education and is a requirement for all majors. This is the core body of knowledge that all students study, setting the groundwork for improved critical skills and enriching opportunities upon graduation. The three-part structure complements every major, giving you a well-balanced, refined education. 

Talk to your academic adviser if you have any questions about general education. First-year, undecided and re-deciding students: see your assigned adviser at the First Year Advising Center. All others: see an academic adviser at the school or college that offers your major. 

FOUNDATIONS - writing and reasoning EXPLORATIONS - understanding the universe, society and humankind INTEGRATION - solving real world problems