Jun 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Core Curriculum


SSU Core Curriculum Learning Outcomes (CCLOs)

All students, regardless of major, must complete the University’s core curriculum (Areas A - E). The core curriculum consists of 42-43 hours of specific courses drawn from across the University’s curriculum. 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 A1: Communication Outcomes

Students produce well-organized written communication that meets conventional standards of composition and appropriately acknowledges the use of material from original sources.

Students demonstrate the ability to comprehend, analyze, and draw inferences from written texts.

Area A2: Quantitative Outcomes

Students demonstrate the ability to use mathematical information and concepts in verbal, numeric, graphical, and symbolic forms to solve problems.

Area B: Institutional Options

Students analyze and evaluate elements of arguments and create effective, well-reasoned responses, considering opposing views when appropriate.

Students analyze historical and cultural events that have shaped the Africana experience within the context of US and global history and culture.

Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts

Students effectively analyze the meaning and cultural significance of literary/philosophical texts or of works in the visual/performing arts.

Area D: Science and Technology

Students demonstrate a collegiate-level understanding of the nature of science and the scientific method and knowledge of fundamental concepts in one or more fields of science.

Area E: Social Sciences

Students critically analyze historical, economic, political, social, spatial, or psychological processes and how they contribute to the human experience.

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 and Fine Arts (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