Undergraduate Core Graduation Requirements: 2011-2012

All undergraduate students will undertake a broad course of study by completing with at least a C- each of the “Core” graduation requirements listed below.  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 more 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 (FYS) in the fall semester.  Transfer students need to substitute 4 credits in English Literature or Philosophy (except logic).

  1. The Four Cornerstones
  1. The Arts (4 Semester Credits)

One 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses in Art Studio, Art History, Dance, Music (including selected 1-credit ensembles), or Theatre.

  1. The Social Sciences (4 Semester Credits)

One 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses in Anthropology, Economics, Politics and Government, Psychology (except 350), Sociology (except 301), Social Work, or selected courses in Comparative Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Peace and Social Justice.

  1. The Humanities (4 Semester Credits)

One 4-credit course or two 2-credit courses from English literature, selected Gender and Sexuality Studies courses, History (except 391), Humanities (except 100; 300), selected Media Arts courses, Philosophy (except 212), or selected World Languages courses.

  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, and 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.