Search Courses By General Education Requirements

On this tool you can search for courses at the University of Maryland — College Park by General Education requirements. General Education courses are those that are offered during the Fall 2018 semester. Grade data includes all courses taught at UMD in the Fall and Spring from 2012 – 2017.


Fundamental Studies

FSAW (Academic Writing)
FSAR (Analytic Reasoning)
FSMA (Math)
FSOC (Oral Communications)
FSPW (Professional Writing)

Distributive Studies

DSHS (History and Social Sciences)
DSHU (Humanities)
DSNS (Natural Sciences)
DSNL (Natural Science Lab)
DSSP (Scholarship in Practice)


DVCC (Cultural Competency)
DVUP (Understanding Plural Societies)

Signature Courses

SCIS (I-Series)


We feel it important to note that we believe students should not take a course based on which professor gives the highest grades. A professor who gives out the lowest grades may still be the best professor for you to take. Of course, it is up to you; we do our best to provide the data to help you make an informed decision. Also, a course's difficulty cannot be judged solely by its GPA.

GPA calculations are done according to UMD's grade to quality points rules. All withdrawals (W) are considered to be 0.0 quality points.

The tool is not totally accurate. Some courses fulfill General Education requirements such as DSHU or DSSP, which this tool considers as fulfilling DSHU and DSSP. Verify which General Education requirements a course fulfills before registering.

Data is not guaranteed to be correct.

The source of the grade data can be found here.