UPDATED SPRING 2015

To all department Chairs and CART coordinators
Below is a list of Exemptions from the Core as they exist now, and ways in which major programs draw on specific courses in the Core.  This list is the basis for information in the college Catalog, which you should be sure to update according to the deadlines given by the Registrar. 
Any changes to exemptions or use of the Core by major or minor programs in the future must be submitted to and approved by C&T before they can be implemented.

Exemptions in the Core: 
1.   Science majors do not need to take either CORE 270 or CORE 27#.  Any student may replace either CORE 270 or CORE 27# with a science course ordinarily intended as part of a science major.  Education majors may replace Core 270 and Core 27# with non-major science courses more closely aligned with the standards of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

2.   Business, Natural Science (including Physician Assistant and AT), Computer, and Math majors take an advanced MATH class in place of CORE 120.

3.   Business school majors may take MSB 287 as their second Philosophy course.
CORE 287 does not substitute for MSB 287 unless pre-approved by the Director of the McGowan School of Business. 

4.   International Business and Business Administration students may be required to take CORE 193 Globalization in fulfillment of the Contemporary Global Studies category requirement.

5.   Honors Program students take their own curriculum in place of the Core. 

6.   A transfer student is exempt from CORE 090 FYE if he/she transfers in during his/her second semester and has had an introductory college course or if he/she transfers in during the third semester or after.

7.   A transfer student will be awarded transfer credit for CORE 100 (Liberal Arts Seminar) if he/she has passed a comparable first year seminar. A transfer student with fewer than 24 credits must take CORE 100 unless he/she has passed a comparable first year seminar. A transfer student is exempt from CORE 100 if he/she transfers in with more than 24 credits (during the third semester or after) and has not taken a comparable first year seminar.

 

MAJORS in the Core
The following majors use the Core by requiring their students to take the following courses: 

Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, HRM, IB, Marketing
CORE 153 Principles of Economics: Macro

AT Program
CORE 154 Introduction to Psychology

CHEM forensic emphasis
CORE 278 Forensic Chemistry
CORE 275 Genetics: Current Knowledge and Applications

Criminal Justice
CORE 157 Introduction to Sociology

Econ
CORE 153 Principles of Economics: Macro

ELEM Ed
CORE 154 Introduction to Psychology
Take two out of CORE 120 Mathematical Ideas, MATH 101 Theory of Arithmetic, MATH 102 Algebra and Geometry, or Math 124 Probability and Statistics
CORE 182 American Geography or CORE 192 Global Geography
CORE 270 or BIO 200
CORE 27x or ENST 200 or PHYS 100

English
Secondary Education Certification students may substitute Core 163 for one of the “literary period” classes in the major program

Ethics and Values Minor
CORE 260 Christian Ethics
CORE 286 Ethics and the Good Life
Four of the following:
CORE 261 Faith, Morality, and the Person
COR E 263 Christian Marriage
CORE 284 Philosophy of Human Nature
CORE 287 Business Ethics
CORE 288 Bioethics

Exercise Science Program
(Beginning Fall 2015)
CORE 157 Introduction to Sociology

French
CORE/FREN 145 Conversation and Composition I
CORE/FREN 146 Conversation and Composition II

Gerontology Minor
CORE 187G Aging and American Society

History
CORE 131 Western Civilization to 1914
CORE 181 American Civilization to 1914
CORE 191 Global History since 1914
Citizenship Education Certification requires CORE 153 Principles of Economics: Macro and CORE 188 American Government or equivalents

Latin American Studies Minor
CORE/SPAN 145 Conversation and Composition I

Mass Comm
CORE 177P Photography and CORE 177PL: Photo Lab (1 credit), (cross listed as COMM 212, 212L)

Philosophy
CORE 280 Fundamentals of Philosophy
CORE 281 Introduction to Logic AND
CORE 286 Ethics and the Good Life OR other offerings

Political Science
CORE 153 Principles of Economics: Macro
CORE 188 American Government is strongly recommended for First-Year students 

Psychology
CORE 154 Introduction to Psychology

Sociology
CORE 157 Introduction to Sociology

Spanish
CORE/SPAN 145 Conversation and Composition I
CORE/SPAN 146 Conversation and Composition II

Theology
CORE 251 The Old Testament
CORE 252 The New Testament
CORE 260 Christian Ethics

Women’s Studies
CORE 155 Introduction to Women’s Studies