University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst: General Education

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Gen Ed Course Offerings

A list of courses offered during the current semester is maintained by the Registrar's Office. Courses can also be found through a search on SPIRE.

Instructions for finding Gen Ed courses on SPIRE:

  1. Go to SPIRE
  2. Click on "Search Schedule/Browse Classes"
  3. Choose the relevant term from the drop-down menu and make sure that "Search Schedule" is indicated
  4. Within the "Class Search Criteria" leave the "Subject" blank and do the following:
    • For "Course Career" choose "Undergraduate"
    • Choose a "Session"
    • Choose a "Gen Ed Category"
  5. Click "Search"