General Education Program
General Education Program

Mark Oliver S. Llangco, PhD


General Education (GE) is a suite of courses that all undergraduate students, regardless of their degree program, must complete. The GE Program is the hallmark of UP Education (“Tatak UP”).

Collectively, GE courses aim “to develop leadership characterized by integrity and honor, excellence, and public service” (UP General Education Framework 2016). Each GE course is designed to be liberal, holistic, and integrative.

As a broad foundation of study, GE courses will:

The UPLB GE Program Curriculum Structure

The UPLB University Council, in its special meeting held on 15 April 2016, approved the GE Curriculum Structure composed of 15 units of core courses, three (3) units of UPLB core course, and nine (9) units of elective courses for a total of 27 units.

As of First Semester 2021-22, there are 17 GE courses offered in UPLB, taught by more than 150 faculty members from different units of the University.

Functions of the UPLB General Education Program Council

The 2021-22 General Education Program (GEP) Council was created by virtue of OC Administrative Order No. 318 s.2021.

The GE Program Council shall:

Former Director

Rolando G. Panopio