Students who began their studies at WSU prior to fall semester 2011 can choose to remain under the former WSU University Studies Program (USP) curriculum or move to the WSU General Education Program (GEP).
Students who began their studies at WSU in fall 2011 or later must complete the WSU General Education Program.
Transfer students who enrolled spring 2012 or later must complete the General Education Program.
Goal Area and Additional Graduation Requirements
Students should check their Degree Audit Report (DARS) to ensure completion of the following credits in each Goal Area:
The General Education Program (GEP) at Winona State University is designed to provide students with a broad base of learning in ten goal areas, coordinated with the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC):
A minimum of 40 credits must be completed to fulfill the MnTC ten goal areas. Courses must be completed with a ‘D’ or better (Letter Grade Option) or ‘P’ (Pass/No Credit Option) to count in a Goal Area. A cumulative MnTC GPA of 2.0 is required to complete the entire 40 credit package.
Additional Requirements* -- Completion of Intensive Courses, 12 credits (previously referred to as 'Flags' or 'Flagged Courses' in the USP):
*Often, but not always, writing, oral communication, and mathematics-statistics or critical analysis intensive courses are included in a student's major program of study.
Additional Requirements - Physical Development & Wellness, 2 credits
Applying for Course Equivalency in the GEP
Students who wish to apply to the General Education Program Subcommittee (GEPS) should contact the GEPS chair after they have completed the following:
1. Obtain a course syllabus from the course for which equivalency is sought
Forms for course equivalency/substitution requests can be found on the Program Forms under Forms for Faculty Advisors and Students.
A master list of all GEP Student Competencies for all Goal Areas and Additional Requirements/Intensives can be found at Master_List_Student_Competencies.