Volunteer Core

General education provides students with the foundation for successful academic study, lifelong learning, and actively engaging in the duties of local, national, and global citizenship. The university’s general education curriculum is designed to help students better understand themselves, human cultures and societies, the natural world, as well as contribute to their personal enrichment.

The Volunteer Core focuses on Effective Communication, Expanded Perspectives, and Engaged Inquires. Each domain consists of categories with required courses for degree completion.

Effective Communication

  • Written Communication: First-Year English Composition plus English 255 or 295 (9 hours)
  • Oral Communication: CMST 210 or 240 (3 hours)
  • Applied Oral Communication: BUAD 300 (1 hour)

Expanded Perspectives

  • Quantitative Reasoning: Math 125 and 123 or Math 141 and 142 (6-8 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (6-8 hours)
  • Global Citizenship US Focus (3 hours)
  • Global Citizenship International Focus (3 hours)
  • Arts and Humanities (3 hours)
  • Social Science: ECON 211 (3 hours)
  • Expanded Perspectives: ECON 213 and one course from AH, AAH, SS, GCUS, or GCI (6 hours)

Engaged Inquires

  • INMT 242 (3 hours)
  • BUAD 342 (2 hours)
  • BUAD 453 (4 hours)

For more information on the Volunteer Core curriculum and course options, please visit the Academic Catalog.