All students studying toward a baccalaureate degree at Shawnee State University are required to complete the University's General Education Program (GEP). The GEP is a group of courses that gives students the opportunity to acquire the characteristics of an educated person — something quite distinct from the goals of other courses associated with the degree programs offered by Shawnee State.
Most courses required for a specific degree program are meant to give you the ability to practice a profession and further your professional education. The goal of Shawnee State University, however, goes beyond professional education to prepare you to function effectively in the multiple roles demanded by contemporary life. In this respect, the General Education Program supports the University's mission statement.
NOTE: The GEP is a combination of required and elective courses, grouped in categories, each chosen for the contribution it makes to the skills or knowledge characteristic of university graduates.