KU Core 34 Goals & Outcomes
Courses Included in KU Core 34
Current KU students (students who enrolled at KU prior to Fall 2024) will continue completing the KU Core Curriculum. Here is the list of courses included in the KU Core Curriculum. Meet with your academic advisor if you have any questions about your KU Core and degree requirements or your class schedule. You may schedule an appointment through Jayhawk GPS.
KU Core 34 will be effective in Fall 2024 for students who enroll in Fall 2024 or after. Download the current list of courses in the KU Core 34 here. Please note the courses listed are subject to availability and departmental offerings.
If you are transferring to KU from a Kansas two or four-year college or university, we recommend you meet with an advisor at your current institution to discuss the statewide general education framework.
Units wishing to discuss curricular changes as a result of KU Core 34 should contact Kristine Latta, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
KU Core 34 Goals & Credit Hours
The UCCC has identified how KU Core 34 aligns with the general education systemwide framework. The table below outlines the goals of KU Core 34, which will be effective for students enrolling at KU in Fall 2024 or after.
|KU Core Goal(s)||Credit Hours||Learning Outcomes|
|Written Communication||6||Students will generate, explore, organize, and convey ideas in writing, using language and other media (for example, digital texts, images, and graphs) to present those ideas clearly, confidently, and in a manner appropriate to specific communication situations.|
|Oral Communication||3||Students will generate, develop, organize, and convey ideas orally, using language, presentation skills, and other media (for example, digital texts, images, and graphs) to present those ideas clearly, confidently, and in a manner appropriate to specific communication situations.|
|Quantitative Literacy*||3||Students will define a problem, analyze numerical information, apply mathematical principles, and integrate quantitative methods into problem solving.|
|Natural & Physical Sciences||4-5 (Requires a lab)||Students will demonstrate basic competence in the principles, theories, and analytic methods used in natural sciences.|
|Social Sciences||6 (Two courses from two different subjects)||Students will demonstrate basic competence in the principles, theories, and analytic methods used in social sciences.|
Arts & Humanities
Ethics & Social Responsibility
|6 (One course from Arts & Humanities; one course from Ethics & Social Responsibility)
Students will demonstrate basic competence in the principles, theories, and analytic methods used in Arts & Humanities.
Students develop and apply a combination of knowledge and skills to demonstrate an understanding of social responsibility and ethical behavior.
|US Culture||3||Students will investigate the diversity of human experience within the United States, considering for example, age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and social class, and appreciate the contributions of different social groups.|
|Global Culture||3||Students will examine a variety of perspectives in the global community, distinguish their own cultural patterns, and respond flexibly to multiple world views.|
*Will be redefined by the KBOR Math Pathways initiative and take effect in 2025-26 or 2026-27.