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Education requirements

The University of Minnesota and its faculty are committed to providing an education that invites you to investigate the world from new perspectives, learn new ways of thinking, and grow as an active citizen and lifelong learner. The University’s liberal education requirements for all students are designed to be integrated throughout your four-year undergraduate experience. These courses provide you an opportunity to explore fields outside your major and complement your major curriculum with a multidisciplinary perspective. If you are unsure which requirements apply to you, contact your academic advisor.

You can search for courses that fulfill your liberal education requirements or reference the Class Search and Course Catalog when planning your degree.

Important Dates


Fri, Dec 9, 2016 Last day of fall semester classes
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 Final exams for fall semester (thru 12/16/16)
Wed, Jan 11, 2017 Spring semester 2017 begins