*For students entering Bradley University on or after Fall 2016. Students entering Bradley University before Fall 2016 should refer to the General Education requirements articulated in their Undergraduate Catalog year.

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Program Description

Bradley Core Curriculum Requirements 

Candidates for all baccalaureate degrees must complete Bradley Core Curriculum requirements*

The Bradley Core Curriculum requires a total of 36 credit hours, comprised of courses taken across eight Areas of Inquiry plus additional Core Practices as follows: 

  1. A total of three courses (9 credit hours), comprised of one course from each of the following areas within the Communication Area of Inquiry: 
    • Communication (CM)
      • Written Communication 1 (W1)
      • Written Communication 2 (W2)
      • Oral Communication (OC) 
  2. A total of seven courses (21 credit hours), comprised of one course from each of the following Areas of Inquiry: 
    • Fine Arts (FA)
    • Global Perspectives (GP) — from either the Global Systems (GS) or World Cultures (WC) designation
    • Humanities (HU)
    • Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences (NS)
    • Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)
    • Multidisciplinary Integration (MI)
    • Quantitative Reasoning (QR) 
  3. A total of two elective courses (6 credit hours), comprised of one course from any of the following Areas of Inquiry (the two courses cannot be taken from the same Area of Inquiry):
    • Global Perspectives (GP) — from either the Global Systems (GS) or World Cultures (WC) designation
    • Humanities (HU)
    • Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences (NS)
    • Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)
    • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  4. A minimum of two courses or registered experiences designated as Writing Intensive (WI). 
  5. A minimum of two courses or registered experiences designated as Integrative Learning (IL) experiences (recommended).
  6. No more than two courses with the same subject prefix can be used to satisfy Area of Inquiry requirements in the Bradley Core Curriculum. This rule does not include the Communications Area of Inquiry. 

Courses and registered experiences approved by the University Senate to fill the Bradley Core Curriculum Areas of Inquiry or Core Practices are listed on the Bradley Courses page and are marked with the appropriate Bradley Core Curriculum code in the Undergraduate Catalog and the Schedule of Classes.