Core Requirements

All students must complete the liberal arts core requirement as part of their Fisher degree. Courses for the major and minor may also count toward completion of the Core.

Detailed information about Core Requirements (including degree requirements for graduation and academic honors) is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Foundations Tier

Course

Usually Taken

Credits

Learning Community (LC)

Fall, Freshman year

Minimum 6 credits

199: Research-based Writing (RW)

Spring, Freshman year

Minimum 3 credits

Scientific and Quantitative Literacy (SQ)

Sophomore year

Minimum 3 credits

Cultural Contrasts (CC)

Sophomore year

Minimum 3 credits

Perspectives Tier

Course

Usually Taken

Credits

Perspectives on the Arts courses (P1)

 

Two courses; minimum 6 credits

Philosophical and Religious Perspectives (P2)

 

Two courses; minimum 6 credits

Socio-cultural Perspectives courses (P3)

 

Two courses; minimum 6 credits

Explorations of the Natural and Technical World courses (P4)

 

Two courses; minimum 6 credits

Intercultural Perspectives and Languages courses (P5)*

 

Two courses; minimum 6 credits

*Note: BA students must take 2 foreign language courses in sequence in the same language.

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