All courses in the core may be counted toward any minor or major barring exclusions by the academic departments sponsoring the minor or major. To complete the core requirements, most Arts and Sciences majors must complete a maximum of 19 courses; School of Business majors, a maximum of 16 courses; and School of Nursing and Health Sciences majors, a maximum of 15 courses. The following is a general outline of the core (specific requirements will vary among major programs).
- English 110
- English 210
- Mathematics 150
- Communication 150 or Business 150
- Computer Science 151
FRAMEWORKS OF SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING COURSES
Natural Sciences (one course from the following disciplines)
Social Sciences (two courses, one from each area)
- Economics or Political Science
- Psychology or Sociology
PATTERNS OF MEANING COURSES
(two courses in each of five areas, followed by a third course in one of the five areas)
- Fine Arts or Foreign Languages
Major requirements are those courses determined by your major's department to fulfill the requirements for your degree. Major requirements vary and may include courses outside your primary department. They may include “controlled electives” that allow you to choose courses from several different stated offerings or from offerings in several different departments. Major requirements may even be organized differently; for example, business administration majors are required to take the introductory courses in the business core drawn from several different departments, as well as the professional studies courses in accounting, management, marketing, or finance.
Free electives offer a further opportunity to influence your own program of education. You may select courses of special interest to fulfill the free electives in your academic program. The Curriculum Progress Chart is used by your adviser to review your academic progress. Examples of the Curriculum Progress Charts for the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees are included in this bulletin.