Cardinal Core Program

The General Education Task Force was appointed by the Provost in 2014 to review the existing General Education Program and to make recommendations for improvement to ensure that all students have a strong liberal arts and sciences core at the heart of their curriculum. The Task Force was asked to consider the values of the university and the knowledge, skills and collegiate experiences that our students require to be key decision-makers and productive workers in a democratic society.

The Task Force researched best practices in General Education and gathered feedback from key stakeholders (faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and employers).  Based on the findings of this work, the committee proposed the Cardinal Core Program.

Cardinal Core Program Proposal (Approved February 2017)

The program was approved in February 2017 by all academic units. Please see the Faculty Resources page for the implementation timeline and detailed information pertaining to course revisions and proposals.

Cardinal Core Course Codes, General Education Requirements, and Student Learning Outcomes.pdf

The General Education Curriculum Committee (GECC) began reviewing course proposals for Cardinal Core courses in Spring 2017. A preliminary list of Cardinal Core courses for academic year 2018-19 is now available.
* Many of the courses on this list are still pending revisions and a final review by the General Education Curriculum Committee (GECC).