General Education Requirements

Program Framework

The General Education curriculum introduces students to nine areas of learning and a total of eleven courses, divided into Foundation courses and Breadth courses.

Foundation Courses

General Education Attribute Area Requirement
GW Analytical Reading & Writing 1 course, 4 credit hours
GQ Quantitative Literacy 1 course, 4 credit hours
GY Mosaic I 1 course, 3 credit hours
GZ Mosaic II 1 course, 3 credit hours

Foundation Courses Course Sequencing

Students are advised to take the three-semester sequence formed by Analytical Reading & Writing, Mosaic I and Mosaic II as soon as possible after entering Temple in order and in successive semesters. GenEd also considers Quantitative Literacy a foundational course. Accordingly, students are advised to take a GenEd Quantitative Literacy course as soon as possible after entering Temple and before enrolling in Science & Technology courses.

Breadth Courses

General Education Attribute Area Requirement
GA Arts 1 course, 3 or 4 credit hours
GB Human Behavior 1 course, 3 credit hours
GD Race & Diversity 1 course, 3 credit hours
GG World Society 1 course, 3 credit hours
GS Science & Technology 2 courses, 3 credit hours each
GU U.S. Society 1 course, 3 credit hours

Finding GenEd Courses

Each General Education area has a list of courses that satisfy the requirements for that area. To find GenEd courses offered in a given semester or term, students may locate the information in two primary ways:

  • Go directly to the Course Schedule page on the university's web site. The Course Schedule may be filtered by GenEds.
  • Go to Self-Service Banner (SSB), which is available on the TUportal. Students must log onto the TUportal with their username and password. Select the Student tab from the SSB page. Clicking the Registration button will allow users to select and Look Up Classes.