May 22, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Core Curriculum

All students, regardless of major, must complete the University’s core curriculum (Areas A - E). The core curriculum consists of sets of specific courses drawn from across the University’s curriculum, which are usually completed prior to undertaking major field preparation. All students should complete the forty-two or forty-three (42-43) hours of core curriculum requirements during the first two years and prior to enrollment in their major classes. Area F (courses appropriate to the program of study) consists of 17-18 hours.

A grade of “C” or better is required in Core Area A and major requirements. In addition, students in a College of Science and Technology major must also earn a grade of “C” or better in Core Area D. A grade of “D” is considered passing in all other core areas unless specified by a specific major. Students must earn an overall institutional GPA of 2.0 to graduate.

Area A - Essential Skills (9 Hrs)

*A grade of “C” or better is required

Area A1: Communication Skills

Area A2: Quantitative Skills

Area C - Humanities/Fine Arts, and Ethics (6 Hrs)

Area D - Natural Sciences, Math & Technology (10 Hrs)

Option I - Non-Science Majors

Option II - Science Majors

*A grade of “C” or better is required

Area E - Social Science (12 Hrs)

Total: 42-43 Hours