The General Education Office (GEO) was established at the College’s inception. Its policy is guided by the Committee on General Education (CGE) and by the General Education Programme (GEP).  GEO teaching staff are recruited to offer courses in areas other than the major academic disciplines offered by the three Divisions. Currently, the GEO offers foundation courses in World History and Civilization to all students. It also offers GE electives in philosophy, religion, music, arts, law, health, and sociology.  Part-time teachers are also recruited to offer courses in art appreciation, public speaking, and interdisciplinary areas of interest.

As an administrative unit, the GEO is responsible for ensuring the quality of GE courses and their availability to students. It also ensures that all GE courses at UIC are aligned with the programme intended learning outcomes (PILOs) of the GEP and the graduate attributes (GAs).