General Education

In collaboration with faculty and administrators, the Office of Institutional Research has developed a campus plan for general education at IUPUC. The plan defines common baccalaureate competencies for all IUPUC students, regardless of their degree program. It also identifies the university's plan to meet Indiana's statewide transferable general education core, a system designed to maximize flexibility for students transferring from one university campus or academic program to another.

General Education Core 30

The 30-hour statewide transferable general education core does not add to, subtract from, or change any requirements for a specific major.  As a student, you will work closely with your academic advisor to determine the relationship, if any, between requirements for the core and requirements for your specific major.

The IUPUC Core 30 courses include:

Common Baccalaureate Competencies

The core 30 courses address a portion, but not all, of the IUPUC's baccalaureate competencies.  These competencies are a promise to you, your family, and future employers that as an IUPUC graduate you will meet and demonstrate proficiency in a set of shared skills and competencies, including:

  • Foundational skills in written and oral communication and mathematical modeling
  • Breadth of knowledge acquired from (1) arts and humanities, (2) natural, quantitative and information sciences, and (3) social and historical studies
  • Modes of inquiry developed through cross-cultural study, research, and advanced writing competencies
  • Commitment to a life of learning reflected in internships, study abroad, and other forms of personal and professional engagement

In May of 2012, IUPUC's Faculty Senate formally created a General Education Board whose members are responsible for oversight of the general education curriculum and monitoring performance of  student learning outcomes (SLOs). These outcomes are closely aligned with IUPUI's Principles of Undergraduate Learning.  Like the academic programs at IUPUC, this board has a formal plan for assessment of student learning with common assessment tools.