There are five main components to the General Education Requirements at the UW: English Composition, Additional Writing (W), Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (Q/SR), Foreign Language, and the Areas of Knowledge (AoK). The Areas of Knowledge are made up of Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA), Individuals and Societies (I&S), and Natural World (NW).
The General Education Requirements worksheet (PDF: 18K) can be helpful in tracking your degree progress. This worksheet outlines the General Education Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences, but also works well for premajor students and can be adapted for most majors on campus.
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