The IUPUI General Education Core serves as the foundation for all degree programs at IUPUI and includes 30 credit hours (typically 10 courses) that often are taken in the first and second years of college. Transfer students entering IUPUI from another public university in Indiana who have completed the transferable general education core at their home campus will not need to complete the IUPUI General Education Core. For more information regarding the Indiana College Core (formerly the STGEC), please visit the Transfer Indiana website and the IU Transfer Office website.
Transferable general education core
IUPUI general education courses
The IUPUI General Education Core provides a strong foundation for a rich and intellectually challenging undergraduate experience. About 300 courses have been rigorously reviewed and approved to the IUPUI General Education Core by faculty members from all academic units, providing IUPUI students with a diverse array of options for fulfilling their general education requirements. Coursework is divided into the broad domains of Foundational Intellectual Skills (Core Communication, Analytical Reasoning, and Cultural Understanding) and coursework that promotes Intellectual Breadth and Adaptiveness (Life and Physical Sciences; and Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences).
Foundational Intellectual Skills
Students must take 15 credit hours related to Foundational Intellectual Skills. This includes 6 credits in Analytical Reasoning, 6 credits in Core Communication skills, and 3 credits in Cultural Understanding.
Intellectual Breadth and Adaptiveness
Courses pertaining to Intellectual Breadth and Adaptiveness help to foster the "ways of knowing" that are characteristic of particular fields ranging from science and the social sciences through humanities and arts. This includes 6 credits in the Life and Physical Sciences, as well as 9 credits distributed across the Arts/Humanities and the Social Sciences.
The civics literacy proficiency milestone is only required for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in a Purdue program, effective for students starting at IUPUI or IUPUC in fall 2022 or later. However, the civics literacy milestone may be completed by any undergraduate student.