عنوان مقاله [English]
Current world more than ever is needed to graduates with knowledge and general Skills, capable in access to information, communicate effectively, analyze problems and offer solutions, creative thinking and identify national and international environment. In addition to the professional curriculum, undergraduate students are required to attend a certain number of courses with several issues that would normally be spent during the first and second year university. This course is referred as a general education curriculum that is part of the common curriculum for all students. The present study was investigated general education programs. Research method is a comparative study that the Universities of Missouri, U C Davis, Beirut and Tehran were selected as a sample. The main focus of this study is investigated how these programs assess and changes, educational requirements, topics, courses and general education credits. The study was considered the positive points of these sample universities that can be used to improve general education programs at universities in Iran.