Core Curriculum Requirements
46-49 Total Credit Hours

Common Good (12-15 credit hours) 

  1. CORE 115: Common Ground (3 credit hours)
    (Core 115 Add/Drop Policies)
    • Incoming traditional and adult transfer students with between 1 and 27 credits who do not have an approved foundation seminar course from an accredited institution, will be required to take the foundation seminar course (CORE 115). 
    • Incoming traditional and adult transfer students with between 1 and 27 credits who have transferred an approved foundation seminar course from an accredited institution, will not be required to take the foundation seminar course (CORE 115). 
    • Incoming traditional and adult transfer students with more than 27 credits will not be required to take the foundation seminar course but end with fewer than the required number of credit hours will make up the deficiency by taking courses approved for the core until they accumulate a minimum of 46 credit hours in the core.
  2. Justice and the Common Good (3 credit hours)
  3. Ethics (3 credit hours)
  4. Experiential Learning (0-3 credit hours)
    Experiential Learning (EXP code) can be fulfilled by service learning, cooperative education, internship, clinical, fieldwork, student teaching, study abroad, courses that have travel as a component of the course, and prior learning assessment that is coded EXP. 
  5. Core Capstone (3 credit hours)

Discipline-Specific Core (34 credit hours; required for all students)

Humanities – Core Codes C, CL, CAM, CH, CR, CP – 21 credit hours
Speech (COM 100) (3 credit hours) Code C
Writing (ENG 101) (3 credit hours) (Must be taken within first 42 credit hours) Code C
Literature (ENG) (3 credit hours) Code CL
Art or Music (3 credit hours) Code CAM
History (3 credit hours) Code CH
Religious Studies (3 credit hours) Code CR
Philosophy (3 credit hours) Code CP
Sciences – Core Codes CN, CMA, CS, CP – 13 credit hours
Biology + lab or Geology + lab or
Chemistry + lab or Physics + lab (4 credit hours)
Code CN
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
(Must be taken within the first 64 hours)
Code CMA
SOC 103 Our Social World (3 credit hours) Code CS
Choose One Discipline (3 credit hours total)
     ECO 212 Microeconomics (3 credit hours)
     PSY 103 Psychology (3 credit hours)
Code CP