USG Core Curriculum Transfer Agreement

Core curriculum courses completed at one USG institution are fully transferable to another USG institution per the USG Core Curriculum Transfer Agreements.

Each USG institution's core curriculum shall consist of 60 semester hours, 42 hours in Areas A-E and 18 hours in Area F, as follows:

  • Area
    Name
    Hours
  • Area A1
    Communication Skills
    At least 6 semester hours
  • Area A2
    Quantitative Skills
    At least 3 semester hours
  • Area B
    Institutional Options
    At least 3 semester hours
  • Area C
    Humanities/Fine Arts and Ethics
    At least 6 semester hours
  • Area D
    Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
    At least 7 semester hours
  • Area E
    Social Sciences
    At least 6 semester hours
  • Area F
    Lower Division Major Requirements
    At least 18 semester hours

Area D: At least 4 of these hours must be in a lab science course.

Students completing any core curriculum course will receive full credit for that course upon transfer to another USG institution within the same major, even if a core area is not completed and even if it means giving transfer credit across areas (e.g., credit of a math course in Area C).

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