Core Requirements

All students must complete the liberal arts Core Requirements as part of their Fisher degree. Courses for the major and minor may also count toward completion of the Core.

Detailed information about Core Requirements (including degree requirements for graduation and academic honors) is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Foundations Tier

Course Usually Taken Credits
Learning Community (LC) Fall, Freshman year Minimum 6 credits
199: Research-based Writing (RW) Spring, Freshman year Minimum 3 credits
Scientific and Quantitative Literacy (SQ) Sophomore year Minimum 3 credits
Cultural Contrasts (CC) Sophomore year Minimum 3 credits

Perspectives Tier

Course Usually Taken Credits
Perspectives on the Arts courses (P1)   Two courses; minimum 6 credits
Philosophical and Religious Perspectives (P2)   Two courses; minimum 6 credits
Socio-cultural Perspectives courses (P3)   Two courses; minimum 6 credits
Explorations of the Natural and Technical World courses (P4)   Two courses; minimum 6 credits
Intercultural Perspectives and Languages courses (P5)*   Two courses; minimum 6 credits

*Note: B.A. students must take 2 foreign language courses in sequence in the same language.

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