Undergraduate Core Graduation Requirements: 2010-2011

All students will undertake a broad course of study by completing with at least a C- each of the “Core” requirements listed below. Unless otherwise noted, the same course may be counted for more than one core requirement. To graduate, students earn credits in the Core, in electives, and in their major and minor fields of study. Core requirements are subject to change. Certain courses are excluded from fulfilling Core requirements; see the Catalog for details.

  1. Mathematics (4 Semester Credits)           

All Math courses numbered 165 or higher, PSY 350 (Behavioral Statistics), SOC 301 (Social Statistics), or equivalent statistics courses.

  1. Writing (4 Semester Credits)

ENGW 201 Expository Writing or ENGW 202 Writing About Disability

  1. Foreign Language (minimum 102-level course or proficiency)

A proficiency in a language other than English must be demonstrated by the successful completion of a 102-Level course or its equivalent.  

  1. First Year Seminar (4 Semester Credits)

All freshmen must take Humanities 100 in the fall semester. Transfer students need to substitute 4 credits in English Literature or Philosophy, but not logic; this course may not be counted toward the Humanities core requirement.

  1. The Four Cornerstones

 

  1. The Arts (4 Semester Credits)

One 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses in Art, Art History, Dance, Music, or Theatre.

  1. The Social Sciences (4 Semester Credits)

One 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses in Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or selected courses in Comparative Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Peace and Social Justice.

  1. The Humanities (4 Semester Credits)

One 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses from selected courses in English, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Humanities, Media Arts, Philosophy, or World Languages .

  1. The Natural Sciences (4 Semester Credits)

One 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses in Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science (Integrated Physiology), Physics, Science, or selected courses in Environmental Science.

  1. Two Interdisciplinary Focal Studies (10-12 Semester Credits for each Focal Study)

A focal study is a set of three related courses; many options are listed in the catalog..

  1. Senior Capstone (2 or more Semester Credits)

A senior project, internship (with a presentation), or performance/show in the major.