Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University says, "The Foundational Studies curriculum seeks to create well rounded individuals; students therefore have the opportunity to take courses in science, history, literature, behavioral sciences, and the fine arts. The Foundational Studies Program also seeks to prepare students for active lives as citizens and includes courses on ethical behavior, social responsibility, and global perspectives. Together, the major and the Foundational Studies curriculum prepare students to be effective communicators, critical thinkers, and informed decision makers." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:10,881
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:22%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$8,580 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$18,708 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Historical Studies" requirement.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because an economics course is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences" and Quantitative Literacy requirements.

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because students may test out of the "Mathematics" and "Quantitative Literacy" requirements through SAT or ACT scores.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Indiana State University 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

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/20/2016


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