General Education (GE): Committees, Policies, Patterns

Mission, Goals and Objectives of GE at Sonoma State University.

General Education at SSU investigates the complexity of human experience in a diverse natural and social world, and promotes informed and ethical participation as citizens of the world. To achieve our mission, in concert with the specific needs of various GE Areas of Study, the GE program asserts specific fundamental goals for all GE approved classes.

Click on the following link to download a Word document outlining the Missions, Goals and Objectives of General Education at SSU.

GE Committee

The General Education Subcommittee is a standing subcommittee of the Educational Policies Committee (EPC) and the Academic Senate. For complete information regarding GE at SSU, go to the General Education Subcommittee web page.


Proposing a New GE Course

The Review Process:

Prior to submission of your proposal to the GE SubCommittee, the appropriate school-level curriculum committee and dean must review all new course proposals, and their recommendations should be included in the proposal package. The GE SubCommittee will then review such proposals and its recommendations will be forwarded to EPC. As part of the review process, proposers will be asked to present their proposals to the GE SubCommittee during which time the committee members may ask questions to determine the merit of the proposal. To guarantee a complete review in the semester submitted, complete proposals must be received before the fourth week of each semester.

Obtaining a baccalaureate degree from Sonoma State University requires the student to complete both a general education program and a major course of study focused on a particular discipline. General Education at SSU investigates the complexity of human experience in a diverse natural and social world, and promotes informed and ethical participation as citizens of the world.

Missions, Goals and Objectives of General Education at SSU

Sonoma State offers two options for completing the required general education program:

General Education Substitution Form

GE Course Substitution Form (PDF format)