General Education Requirements
The General Education Requirements information for the current academic year and past years is available at
the links below. The information is taken from each year's WCC College Catalog.
General Education is highly valued at Washtenaw Community College because it develops and
nurtures certain habits of mind that reach beyond a student's area of academic emphasis and
enables the student to meet critically, objectively, and successfully the challenges of
education, work, and life. By requiring a strong core of common learning, the College
demonstrates its commitment to providing a broad-based education to all degree recipients,
which includes useful skills, knowledge, and experiences to support a variety of lifelong
endeavors. To this end, it shall be the policy of the College to maintain a substantial
program of general education.
The College defines general education as a prescribed curriculum that assures a broad
acquaintance with the basic areas of academic study. The general education requirements
are designed to provide degree students certain skills and knowledge that include an
understanding of and appreciation for the important modes of human thought, communication, and inquiry.