Office of Curricular Innovation and Policy

University Curriculum (matriculation Fall 2012 to present)

Summary of the University Curriculum

The UC's main coursework components are Foundations, Breadth, and Depth. In addition, there are seven Proficiencies and Experiences that can be satisfied through course-based or non-course-based experiences. The UC emphasizes Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), which identify what students think about, learn and experience. Most students will complete these outcomes through credit-hour accumulation, but some students may choose non-course or non-credit activities. The UC can be met through work in a student's major(s) or minor(s), elective courses or approved activities.

University Curriculum Requirements

  1. Foundations (8-25 credits)
    • Discernment and Discourse
    • Personal Responsibility & Wellness I
    • Personal Responsibility & Wellness II
    • Quantitative Foundation
    • Second Language
    • Ways of Knowing
  1. Breadth (12-22 credits)
    • Creativity and Aesthetics
    • Historical Contexts
    • Individuals, Institutions and Cultures
    • Language and Literature
    • Philosophical and Religious Inquiry and Ethics
    • Science and Engineering
    • Technology and Mathematics
  1. Depth (6-10 credits)
    • History, Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Humanities and Fine Arts
    • Natural and Applied Sciences
  1. Proficiencies and Experiences

  2. * Denotes REQUIRED Proficiences and Experiences.