Core Requirements

Full List of Approved Courses Under the "New" Core

The following is a list of courses that have been approved as fulfilling the New Core Requirements.

Approved Ethics courses that meet the New Core Requirements

ETH 2050 The Good Life: Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems

Approved Fine Arts courses that meet the New Core Requirements

ONLY those courses that are designated with the "Fine Arts" attribute will fulfill the core requirement. Courses are typically available in Theater, Studio Art, Art History, English, and Communications.

Approved Foreign Language courses that meet the New Core Requirements

Approved History courses that meet the New Core Requirements

ONLY SELECTED COURSES under the topics areas have been approved for New Core History credit, these courses have the "CORE HISTORY" attribute in the Master Schedule. Check with your academic advisor or the History department prior to registering for a History course if you are unsure whether it meets the new requirements or not. Beginning Fall 2013, ALL core courses will be numbered in the 1000's.

Approved Mathematics courses that meet the New Core Requirements

Under the New Core Curriculum, students are required to take one course in either mathematics or statistics. Any course offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics fulfills the core requirement, however the department offers courses every semester that are specifically designed for the New Core Curriculum. Courses listed below are the ones usually taken by freshman and sophomores who are NOT math majors.

Approved Philosophy courses that meet the New Core Requirements

Approved Science courses that meet the New Core Requirements

Students considering a science or health professions direction should speak with Dr. Joseph "O" or Dr. Louise Russo regarding the appropriate science courses to take.


MSE 2101 AST:
Life in the Universe (Corequisite lab MSE 2150)
MSE 2102 AST: Planetary Skies and Lanscapes (Corequisite lab MSE 2150)
MSE 2104 AST: Earth - Our Habitable World (Corequisite lab 2152)
MSE 2201 BIO: How Microbes Rule the World
MSE 2202 BIO: Biology and Politics
MSE 2203 BIO: Heredity and Human Affairs
MSE 2206 BIO: Biotechnology in Our Society
MSE 2208 BIO: Cancer Chronicles
MSE 2301 CHM: Water
MSE 2302 CHM: Criminalistics
MSE 2400 CSC: Evolution and Learning in Computational and Robotic Agents
MSE 2501 GEV: Our Warming Planet
MSE 2603 PHY: Big Bang - Forces/Particles (Corequisite lab MSE 2653)

Approved Social Science courses that meet the New Core Requirements

Each "Topics" course must be approved separately, check for the Social Science attribute in the course listing.