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General Education

The General Education Curriculum (GEDU) provides students with the foundations needed to pursue graduate-level coursework.

mclass-5s All doctoral programs require that each student successfully complete 12 credits of coursework in General Education:
  • Foundations course - 3 credits;
  • Applied Educational Statistics course - 3 credits;
  • Research Methods course - 3 credits;
  • Advanced Research course - 3 credits

List of Courses by Category

Select the category and name of the course for more detailed information regarding when it is offered, prerequisites, objectives, requirements, topics, and possible textbooks.

Click here for General Education course descriptions in the USF General Catalog online.

Questions regarding GEDU courses may be directed to the chairperson of the General Education Advisory Council, Dr. Patricia Busk, at