Academics

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum Requirements

Core curriculum requirements are listed below for students who enter Newberry College on or after August 17, 2007. Download the Core Curriculum Requirements.

The Newberry College Core Curriculum requires 52-56 semester hours of ALL students in the following areas:

A. College Life: 1-3 hours

    1. COL 101, First Year Experience- Introduction (2 hours) and 
    2. COL 102, First Year Experience-Engagement (1 hour), or
    3. COL 105 (1 hour - Music majors only)

B. Oral And Written Communication Skills: 9 hours

    1. SPE 110 (3 hours)
    2. ENG 111, 112 (6 hours)

C. Humanities And Fine Arts:  9 hours

    1. One ENG course from ENG 221 or higher (3 hours)
    2. One designated course from ENG, HUM, PHI, GER, FRE, SPA, ART 211, MUS 151, SPE 204 (3 hours), or HON 101 or HON 102
      (PHI 110 or HUM 101 does not satisfy the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement of the core curriculum.)
    3. Three semester hours of ART, MUSIC, or THEATRE courses, as designated by department (3 hours)
    4. - OR - HON 101 & HON 102 satisfy all Core class requirements for Area C.

Note: Teacher Education candidates are required to take ENG 251 to satisfy Area C-2.
Note:Teacher Education candidates are required to take two courses in Area C-3 selected from ART 181, MUS 150 and THE 110 for a total of 12 hours in Area C. Music majors are encouraged to take art or theatre to broaden their perspective.


D. Natural Sciences And Mathematics:  10-12 hours

    1. One designated Laboratory Science (BIO, CHE, PHY, or SCI) (4 hours)
    2. One designated MAT course (3-4 hours)
    3. One additional course from BIO, CHE, PHY, SCI, CSC, MAT, PHI 110, SSC 230, HON 201, or HON 202 (3-4 hours)
    4. - OR - HON 201 & HON 202 satisfy core curriculum requirements for D1 and D3.

Note: Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education candidates are required to take BIO 101, MAT 222, and SCI 110 to satisfy Area D.


E. History And Social Sciences:  9 hours

    1. HIS 111, 112, 121, or 122 (3 hours)
    2. TWO 3-hour courses, selected from TWO different of the following areas: ECO, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, SOC (6 hours) or HON 301 or HON 302
    3. - OR - HON 301 & HON 302 satisfy all Core class requirements for Area E.

Note: Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education candidates are required to take HIS 111, HIS 112, and HIS 122 in order to fulfill Area E.


F. Religion And Ethics:  12 hours

    1. Complete one of the two options (6 hours)
      a) REL 111 and REL 112; or
      b) REL 110 and any additional religion or ethics course
    2. One of the following Reformation courses: (3 hours) HIS 322, REL 203, REL 207,
      REL 322, REL 380
    3. Any of the following ethics courses: (3 hours) BUA 311, PHI 120, PHI 220, PHI 312, REL 213, SCI 114

Note: Students taking REL 111 or REL 112 may not take REL 110 or vice versa.


G. Physical Education:  2 hours

    1. Two semester hours selected from:
      TWO different PHYSICAL EDUCATION activity course
      or MUE 101 and ONE PHYSICAL EDUCATION activity course
      or MILITARY SCIENCE courses (2 hours)

Note: Student athletes participating in varsity level sports at Newberry College earn 1 hour credit for each full season of participation (up to a total of 2 hours), which may be substituted for Physical Education activity courses.


H. Other Graduation Requirements

    1. Communication Across The Curriculum Program (CACP)
    2. Fine Arts & Lectures Events (FAL)
    3. Technology – All students must pass a Basic Use of Computers Competency Test

Core Curriculum