The course distribution and minimum hours required in the Core are summarized below. Some colleges, departments and pre-professional programs require specific Core courses.

Elements Required Core course distribution in each Element Minimum semester hours
1. Communication One first-year writing course (3 hr)
One second-year writing course (3 hr)
6
2. Mathematics One Core math course 3
3. Global Traditions One interdisciplinary Global Studies course (3 hr)
One history course (3 hr)
6
4. Arts/ Humanities One course 3
5. Social Science Two courses from different social science categories 6
6. Natural Science Two lecture/lab science courses 8
Additional Core Courses Two Core courses from any of the Elements 6
Total 12 courses 38


The following competences must be met by completing courses in any Element designated as multicultural competence (MC) or integrated writing (IW).
 

Core competences Courses satisfying the requirement
Multicultural competence (MC) Any two Core courses designated as MC, SRV (Service Learning) or SRVI (Service Learning Intensive) or requiring an approved study abroad component.
Integrated writing competence  (IW) Any two Core courses designated as IW

 

Element 1 - Communication

Foundational skills students need in academic discourse, research, and documentation in an electronic environment

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

First-Year Writing Course
3 Hours Minimum

Second-Year Writing Course
3 Hours Minimum

Additional Communication Courses

Element 2 - Mathematics

Foundational skills required to use and interpret mathematics and statistics

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

One Course
3 Hours Minimum

Element 3 – Global Traditions

Historical analysis and global perspectives necessary to understand our diverse world

One Interdisciplinary Global Studies Course
3 Hours Minimum

One History Course
3 Hours Minimum

Element 4 – Arts/Humanities

Tools for analysis and appreciation of the arts, philosophy, and religious thought

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

One Course
3 Hours Minimum

Element 5 – Social Science

Perspectives on human behavior and culture informed by the disciplines of the social sciences

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Two Courses from Different Disciplines
6 Hours Minimum

Element 6 - Natural Science

Introductions to the scientific understanding of physical and biological phenomena

Each course is linked to a Master Syllabus. Each is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Two Lecture/Lab Science Courses
8 Hours Minimum

Additional Core Courses

6 Hours Minimum
Two additional approved Wright State Core courses from any of the Elements (some programs may designate these courses)

Multicultural Competence

Two Multicultural Competence courses from any of the Wright State Core MC designated courses, Study Abroad courses, or Service Learning courses.


 

Total Hours Required=38
 

Note: A course listed in two or more Elements may be used to meet only one Element requirement.

Designations:
IW = Integrated Writing course
MC = Multicultural Competence course
T = Ohio Transfer Module course