University Core Curriculum

CoreCreate Your Core Experience

University Core Curriculum (the Core) is William Paterson University's general education program that gives you the flexibility to customize your undergraduate academic experience by selecting from a broad range of courses in six areas of study. The Core is designed to let you explore a variety of fields and disciplines, connect these courses with your major, and become a well-educated citizen, both locally and globally.

CORE Areas Credits
Area 1 Personal Well Being 3
Area 2A Expression: Arts and Communication 3
Area 2B Expression: Writing 3
Area 2C Expression: Literature 3
Area 3A Ways of Knowing: Philosophical Perspectives 3
Area 3B Ways of Knowing: Historical Perspectives 3
Area 3C Ways of Knowing: Social Science (2 Courses) 6
Area 3D Ways of Knowing: Scientific Perspectives 4
Area 3E Ways of Knowing: Quantitative 3
Area 4 Diversity & Justice 3
Area 5 Community & Civic Engagement 3
Area 6 Global Awareness 3
Total Credits 40

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