Purdue University - West Lafayette
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University says, "The central motivation behind the core curriculum is to better prepare all Purdue students for future employment success and responsible citizenship. Recent studies indicate employers are seeking employees with a broad set of skills beyond their discipline-specific abilities. A well-rounded, broad-based core curriculum will ensure this need is fulfilled." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:32,132
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:51%
- Tuition & Fees (In State):$9,992 annually
- Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$28,794 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "United States Tradition" and "Western Heritage" requirements. Moreover, these requirements only apply to select degree programs.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because intermediate-level language study is only required for select degree programs.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for U.S. Government or History because survey courses in American government or history are options, but not required, to fulfill the "United States Tradition," "Racial & Ethnic Diversity," and "Social Ethics" requirements. Moreover, these requirements only apply to select degree programs.
General Education Assessment
Purdue University - West Lafayette uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.
Curriculum last evaluated: 07/27/2018