Our Core Curriculum is divided into three parts - a relatively
structured set of common Core elements and a more varied set of
general Core elements in which students have a broader choice of
courses within areas defined by specific learning objectives and a
set of 4 additional graduation requirements to be satisfied by
courses or experiences more broadly distributed throughout the
curriculum. In all of our Core elements, we are committed to
courses structured by learning objectives rather than disciplines.
We seek to have Core courses taught by the whole University
community. We espouse Butler's mission that claims our students'
learning ought to proceed by creating and fostering a stimulating
intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry
among faculty, staff and students.
1) To that end, students enroll in two common elements:
2) They, then, successfully complete courses in six general
areas of inquiry:
3) In addition to the common and general Core
elements, Butler students also complete:
In order to ensure academic quality and integrity, some Core
curriculum requirements may only be satisfied by taking courses at
Butler University. Other Core curriculum requirements have
provisions which allow for completion via transfer credit, AP, or
here to view a list of exemptions and AP