General Education

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.