Office of Institutional Research & Assessment

The Core Curriculum at Butler University includes two common elements: First Year Seminar, a two-semester sequence in students' first year, and Global and Historical Studies, a sophomore-year sequence of courses. Students, then, successfully complete courses in six general areas of inquiry:

  • Analytic Reasoning
  • The Natural World
  • Perspectives in the Creative Arts
  • Physical Well-Being
  • The Social World
  • Texts and Ideas

Butler students also complete "Writing Across the Curriculum" and "Speaking Across the Curriculum" requirements, as well as two experiences designed to connect them to the campus community: the "Indianapolis Community Requirement" and the "Butler Cultural Requirement."

The Core Curriculum includes Student Learning Objectives and an Assessment Cycle