General Education at IU Bloomington
All IU Bloomington undergraduate students must complete the campus-wide GenEd Program prior to graduation with a baccalaureate degree. The Common Ground requirements ensure that all undergraduates develop the essential skills of English composition and mathematical modeling, and are exposed to the vast wealth of course offerings the IU Bloomington has to offer in arts and humanities, social and historical studies, natural and mathematical sciences, and world languages and cultures. The GenEd Curriculum also includes Shared Goals of intensive writing experience, information fluency, an understanding of diversity in the U.S., and other enriching educational experiences. The Common Ground requirements are the same for all undergraduate students, regardless of their school or academic unit. Shared Goals are implemented by the schools in ways that complement their degree programs.