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

Foundations Tier
CourseUsually TakenCredits
Learning Community (LC) Fall, Freshman year Minimum 6 credits
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

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

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