University of Portland

Portland, OR

University of Portland says, "The University of Portland’s Core Curriculum has two central premises. Its first premise is that no discipline by itself is sufficient to discover the truth. Reasoned inquiry must cross scholarly disciplines to engage and inform each of them. In the Catholic intellectual tradition, there is an emphasis on strong and diverse core requirements in order to prompt cross disciplinary engagement with fundamental questions of existence. At University of Portland the Core Curriculum promotes the virtue of intellectual humility by cultivating an awareness of what is not known while provoking the search for truth." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:3,883
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:74%
  • Tuition & Fees:$44,026 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs.

  • 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 "Social Sciences" and "History" requirements, respectively.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • Additional Information

    The University of Portland should be noted for its requirements in fine arts, philosophy, ethics, and theology.

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/24/2018


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