Core Curriculum Requirements in All Baccalaureate Programs
Listed below are the minimum 64 credit hours in the core curriculum
1) Core Diversity Requirement
For students entering prior to Fall 2011:
UNST 100 E Pluribus Unum (1 hr.).
This course in cultural diversity should be taken in
sophomore year. SOCW 318, SOCW 325,
SOCW 340, NURS 132, NURS 325, HRES 200,
and EDFD 260 also fulfill this requirement.
For students entering Fall 2011 or later: 6 hours of approved courses representing two different disciplines.
2) Either ENGL 101 English Composition (3 hrs.)
or ENGL 115 Rhetoric (3 hrs.).
3) 3 hours of fine arts course or courses.
A list of approved fine arts courses for
a specific term appears can be obtained via the
online class schedule search.
4) 3 hours of literature. A list of approved
literature courses for a specific term can be obtained via the online class schedule search. Prerequisite
ENGL 101 or 115.
5) 6 hours of history. The possibilities are:
- HIST 123/124 African History I and II
- HIST 133/134 European History I and II
- HIST 143/144 United States History I and II
- HIST151/152 Latin American History I and II
- HIST 161/162 Asian History I and II
- CLAS 120/121 History of Greece I and II
- CLAS 160/161 History of Rome I and II
- CLAS 170/171 History of Near Eastern
Civilization I and II
Note: All part I courses are prerequisites for the
corresponding part II courses. HIST 154 substitutes
for any part II HIST course, except CLAS 121, 161,
6) 6 hours of social science electives. A list of
approved social science courses for a specific
term can be obtained via the online class schedule search.
7) 6 hours of mathematics. Certain majors
specify mathematics courses. MATH 105
Fundamentals of Mathematics does not
fulfill this requirement.
8) 9 hours of science electives. This includes two
semesters of one science, lectures and laboratories,
and one semester of a second science, lecture and
laboratory. A list of approved classes can be obtained via the online class schedule search.
9) 6 hours or intermediate proficiency in the same
foreign language. The languages available are
American Sign, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew, classical Greek, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Spanish. The choice of language should be coordinated with plans for study abroad.
10) 4 courses in the ethics/religion and society
- PHIL 100 Ethics as Introduction to Philosophy
- THEO 111 Theological Foundations
(These two courses are prerequisites or
co-requisites for the remaining two.)
- ENGL 205 Literature and the Moral Imagination,
CLAS 205 Classical Literature and the Moral
Imagination or SPAN 205 Hispanic Literature
and the Moral Imagination or FREN 205 Literature and the Moral Imagination.
- A focus elective. May fulfill another requirement
in the core. A list of approved focus electives
for a specific term can be obtained via the online class schedule search.
11) 6 hours of philosophy, in addition to PHIL 100.
- PHIL 290 Theory of Knowledge
- PHIL 300-399 elective
12) 6 hours of theology, in addition to THEO 111.
- THEO Scripture/History or Christian
Systematics. Any course from THEO 200 to 299.
- THEO Theological Ethics or Religion/Culture.
Any course from 300 to 499.