General Education at PNC – Purdue University North Central 30-Credit Core Curriculum

In the fall of 2011, the Purdue University North Central Faculty Senate approved a Core Curriculum of 30 credits of general education coursework, incorporated by all PNC undergraduate degree programs, taking effect for all newly admitted students beginning in the fall of 2012.

The Core Curriculum requires a mix of specific courses and course categories, as described below:

Purdue North Central Core Curriculum

Core (30 credits) Credits Courses
Composition and Communication 9 ENGL 10100, ENGL 10200, COM 11400
Quantitative Reasoning 6 Select a college-level math course (Math 11100 or above) and a course from the list of Quantitative Reasoning Core Courses, or an additional math course
Natural Sciences and Technology 6 Select from the list of Natural Sciences and Technology Core Courses
Humanities and Social Sciences 6 Select at least one course each from the list of Humanities Core Courses and the list of Social Sciences Core Courses.
Additional credits 3 FYE, or select one other course from the last three categories.


Click on the categories above to see current approved lists of courses, or visit the Lists of Approved Courses page.

Information for faculty on how to get courses listed in Core Categories