Three components of the Core curriculum:

EXAMINE: 18 credits

  • Two semesters of seminar
  • Language Coursework:
    • ASL 125 (3 credits)
    • English 102 (3 credits)
    • VEE 150: Bilingual Research (3 credits)
  • Math Coursework (3 credits):
    • MAT 101, 102, 125, or 130 (depending on student goals)


EXPLORE: 24 credits

  • 4 Areas of Inquiry
    • Creativity & Communication
    • Identities & Cultures
    • Ethics & Civics
    • Science & Technology
  • Two courses (6 credits required from each Area of Inquiry
  • These may also count toward the student’s major or minor


ENGAGE: Participation milestones and 1 credit

  • At least two semesters of active engagement with on-campus groups / activities
  • At least one semester of active engagement with groups / activities
  • A final culmination one-credit online course – VEE 300

Total: 43 credit hours (some credits may also count toward the student’s major or minor)

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