Concord University Announces New General Education Program

For Immediate Release: 
Jan 09 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement 

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

304-384-5211 (office)

304-320-6405  (cell)




ATHENS, W.Va.  – Concord University is announcing a new General Education Program that will go into effect beginning with the Spring 2017 semester.

President Kendra Boggess remarked, “It is our intention to streamline the successful journey to graduation and to offer our students more course choices relative to their program major.”

With the new plan, students have increased flexibility in which courses will meet the requirements for General Education. Another benefit of the update is that the number of required General Education hours was reduced to 39 credit hours. This will allow students to take additional elective courses that in turn could result in obtaining a course minor or a double major.

Currently enrolled students will continue to be assigned to and follow the provisions of the catalog in effect at the time of their entry into the University, or the catalog in effect at the time a change to their program of study occurred.  However, all currently enrolled students do have the option of following the new General Education Program and may complete an official request form to transfer to the upcoming Spring 2017 Academic Catalog.

It should be noted, however, that the total number of hours required to graduate from Concord University remains the same.   Additionally, specific General Education coursework may be required by the student’s major.

For additional information contact Vice President and Academic Dean, Dr. Peter Viscusi at 1-304-384-5241.





Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.