The CORE Concentration
At least 15 credits
The CORE Concentration is designed to ensure depth, sequence, and progressive learning in one liberal arts discipline or interdisciplinary program unrelated to the major. Because each CORE Concentration consists of specific courses and prerequisites, students should declare their CORE Concentration and begin required courses no later than the sophomore year to ensure that course work is completed before graduation. Most CORE Concentrations may be expanded to a minor by taking one additional course. Students who declare double majors are not required to complete a separate CORE Concentration if both of the following conditions are met: one of the majors must have an approved CORE Concentration and that concentration must not be restricted from the other major.
Juniors and seniors intending to declare an International Studies CORE Concentration should contact the Center for Global and International Programs as soon as possible so that they are aware of requirements to go abroad. For example, students will need passports and specific cumulative grade point averages.
Course Requirements by CORE Concentration
It is necessary from time to time for students to substitute other courses for specified CORE Concentration course requirements. Substitutions may be made only if the following criteria are met:
- At least two courses in the CORE Concentration disciplinemust be at the 100 or 200 level;
- At least two courses in the CORE Concentration disciplinemust be at the 300 or 400 level;
- At least five courses (or a total of 15 credits) must be takenin one CORE Concentration discipline.
This standard applies to all matriculated students.