Approved Educational Experiences

Students interested in meeting a KU Core learning outcome through an educational experience are encouraged to review the list of approved options below and select the one(s) that meet your needs. This list will be updated as new educational experiences are approved. Each experience has clearly articulated requirements that must be met. Your advisor will be able to guide your decisions and should be consulted as you map out your degree completion plans. You also have the option to propose your own experience for review & pre-approval by the University Core Curriculum Committee. These proposals must be received in advance of your participation in the experience. More information on the pre-approval process is available at the link below

Propose an Educational Experience

Study Abroad Experience

A significant study abroad experience, defined as an experience of a semester or year duration or an approved short-term program. Meets Goal 4, Learning Outcome 2.

Alternative Breaks

A weeklong service trip, combined with enrollment for credit in the Alternative Breaks preparatory course. Participants earn service learning certification through the Center for Service Learning. Satisfies Goal 5.

Service Learning Certificate

Two designated 3-credit hour service learning classes, total of 60 hours of volunteer service, and guided reflection. Note: the 60 hours of volunteer service may include service hours from service learning classes. Satisfies Goal 5.

Applying Mathematics

Completion of four upper division mathematics courses along with two courses in the same discipline. Satisfies Goal 6.

Summer Archaeological Fieldwork

Paleoindian, Pawnee, and Euro-American Archaeology on the Central Plains. Satisfies Goal 6.

Environmental Internship

Hands-on experience in the environmental field. Satisfies Goal 6.

Structured Sequences in Mathematics and Statistics

Completion of four upper division mathematics courses that form two sequences in mathematics and statistics. Satisfies Goal 6.