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Core Curriculum
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Core Curriculum

Butler Cultural Requirement in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

March 16, 2020

Butler Cultural Requirement:

BCR requirements will be waived for student who will graduate in May or August of 2020. If a student graduates in December 2020 or later, the BCR requirement remains intact.

Indianapolis Community Requirement:

In light of closures and the move to online teaching, faculty have been given wide latitude to restructure course experiences and hour requirements in ICR courses to facilitate student completion of the Indianapolis Community Requirement. Specific details on completion will come directly from faculty teaching your courses.

At the CORE of Career Possibilities

Many colleges and universities expect their students to complete a variety of courses across multiple disciplines. At Butler University, we built our core around the skills students will need to be successful, both during their time in college, and in their careers post-graduation.

Our Core curriculum is designed around these key skills: strong written and oral communication, the ability to think critically and creatively, ethical and compassionate consideration of individual difference, and the ability to adapt quickly in this increasingly diversified and globalized world. In all our Core elements, we are committed to courses structured by learning objectives rather than disciplines, and courses that employ experiential and interactive pedagogies.

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 other exemptions. View our Core Curriculum brochure.

For more information about Advanced Placement (AP) credit, International Baccalaureate (IB) credit or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit, please click here.

For more information about Butler's Core Curriculum, please contact or call 317-940-9480.