In collaboration with faculty and administrators, the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness 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:
- Core communication: Six credit hours
- Analytical reasoning: Six credit hours
- Cultural understanding: Three credit hours
- Life and physical sciences: Six credit hours
- Arts and humanities: Three to six credit hours
- Social and historical studies: Three to six credit hours
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
The Academic Affairs Committee of IUPUC's Faculty Senate is 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, there is a formal plan for assessment of student learning with common assessment tools.