General Education Curriculum Review

The “WQB review”

To ensure that all students receive a well-rounded general education, SFU requires undergraduates to complete a number of courses classified as WQB (writing, quantitative, breadth) courses. This general education requirement, known as the Undergraduate Curriculum Initiative, was implemented in 2006.

In 2020, Simon Fraser University launched the General Education Curriculum Review, a process to explore a forward-looking vision for the general education component of the undergraduate curriculum. The goals include a comprehensive analysis and consideration of the extent to which the WQB model meets SFU’s current and planned curricular and student experience goals, and an evaluation of the support systems available to students, instructors and staff to ensure that students succeed in meeting the general education requirements.

A broad consultation including faculty, staff and students will be launched in Fall 2020.

Learn more about the General Education Curriculum Review

Learn more about the history of the Undergraduate Curriculum Initiative

Learn more about the requirements of the Undergraduate Curriculum Initiative

See the current WQB courses

WQB Course List

W (writing) courses

WQB Course List

Q (quantitative) courses

WQB Course List

B (breadth) courses