Curriculum Structure

All programs in the undergraduate curriculum are structured to reflect University’s belief that multi-disciplinary thinking is the key to new discoveries.

All undergraduate students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of formal coursework to fulfill the credit requirements for a Baccalaureate degree the University. Each program is anchored in Core Common Curriculum (CCC) – a set of courses aimed to expose students to essential practice and knowledge from eight categories. Students are required to choose University Wide Electives (UWE) to help them develop their knowledge in the field of interest that might lead to specialized choice of a Minor. However, the actual number of credits required to earn a specific degree may vary depending on disciplinary requirements and the individual degree program pursued by a student.

While the disciplinary majors help develop expertise in specific subjects; International Context (IC) and Research, Experiential and Applied Learning (REAL) courses provide global perspectives and experience in integrated research. Value, Ethics, leadership, and Service (VELS) provide the philosophical and moral bedrock for future achievement. The successful completion of courses requires credits to be earned in three distributional categories - Major (Area of Study), University Wide Electives (UWE) and Core Common Curriculum (CCC).

Curriculum Structure