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General Education Curriculum Committee

The General Education Curriculum Committee (GECC), run by the Office of General Education, oversees the General Education and Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for the University of Utah. The Committee consists of faculty members from all the major colleges that contribute to the General Education and Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.


Committee Roster


Robyn Moreno
Co-Chair Undergraduate Studies
Kevin Wortman
Co-Chair Mathematics, Science
Melody Krahulec

Executive Committee

Jeff Rose
Executive Committee Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Health
Liz Tashjian Executive Committee Finance, Business
Don Wardell Executive Committee Operations & Information Systems, Business
Anne Peterson
Member Philosophy, Humanities
Marcie Young Cancio
Member Communication, Humanities
Lien Fan Shen
Member Film & Media Arts, Fine Arts
John V Costa
Member Music, Fine Arts
Erin Graham
Member Social and Cultural Transformation
Sneha Kasera Member School of Computing, Engineering
Stephanie Bank
Member Social Work
Tonie van Dam
Member Geology & Geophysics, Mines & Earth Sciences
Lisa Henry Benham
Member Architecture + Planning
Colli Lucas Member Educational Psychology, Education
Member Social and Behavioral Science
Member Social and Behavioral Science
David Carrier
Member Science
Kate Magargal
Member Honors
Julia Vincent
Ex officio Advising

Ex officio

Karen Paisley

Ex officio

Undergraduate Studies


The GECC oversees the following designations:

Elements GECC oversees

The AI (American Institutions) designation is mandated by Utah State Code R470*. The GECC does not review AI courses. The AI requirement is satisfied by one of the following courses:

• ECON 1740 – US Economic History
• HIST 1700 – America Civilization
• HIST 2700-2710 – US History (two-course sequence)
• HONOR 2212 – American Institutions
• POLS 1100 – US national Government

The BA Language Requirement is overseen by the Department of World Languages and Cultures. (

The QA (Mathematics) and QR (QA and QB – Mathematics and Statistics/ Logic course) designations are managed by the Math Department (

The WR2 (Lower Division Writing) requirement is not reviewed by the GECC. This requirement can be met through the following courses: 

• ESL 1060 - Expository Writing for ESL
• HONOR 2211 – Writing in Honors
• WRTG 2010 – Intermediate Writing

* 3.2. General Education Core Requirements: … American Institutions: Students shall satisfy this requirement by completing one of the following courses: Economics 1740, (3 credits); United States Economic History, (3 credits); Political Science 1100, American Political Institutions (3 credits); or History 1700, American Civilization (3 credits). An interdisciplinary integrated course that satisfies comparable criteria as those in Utah statute may also satisfy the requirement. Some institutions may require a two-course sequence in the areas of economics, political science, or history which satisfies comparable criteria.                                



Last Updated: 8/31/23