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Initiative Rewarded
Core Curriculum courses prepare you for more advanced studies in the major of your choice.
Know No Bounds

Core Curriculum courses broaden and deepen your knowledge of and wonder at nature and cultures.

Big Things Are Alwasy Within Reach
Core Curriculum courses cultivate a sense of responsibily for our natural and social environments
Excel Everywhere
Core Curriculum courses develop intellectual and practical skills essential to your career journey.

The University Core Curriculum shapes the structure of general education at SIU. Our Program Overview contains pages listing all UCC courses, course descriptions, and some recent syllabi. Other pages explain various ways to satisfy UCC requirements. Finally, we offer additional information for Instructors, Academic Advisors, and Transfer Students.

Liberal Education, Your Success, Our Nation's Future

Explore the resources below to learn how your education connects to your success and to the future well-being of our nation.

Rethinking Success

Rethinking Success: From the Liberal Arts to Careers in the 21st Century (Website)

"During three dynamic days in April 2012, over 250 higher education leaders, executive leaders, and national thought leaders gathered at Wake Forest University to discuss and debate the role and value of the liberal arts education for 21st Century careers."

What is LEAP?

Introduction to Liberal Education and America's Promise (PowerPoint)

"Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national advocacy, campus action, and research initiative that champions the importance of a twenty-first century liberal education—for individuals and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality."