Through the General Education program you will discover that education at the University of Maryland is a campus-centered experience, and one that reaches from the campus classroom and lab to across the globe. As a student you will engage with that larger universe by acquiring new skills and understandings. General Education exposes you to different disciplines, improves your fundamental academic skills, and strengthens your commitment to using knowledge and abilities to better yourself and others.
The General Education program will assist you in preparing for a new "multiverse" of learning, and for the demanding and constantly changing world beyond graduation. It provides necessary skills and basic knowledge, complements and expands the university's course offerings, and connects you more fully to the intellectual community of the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area, the nation, and the world beyond.