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]

  • Website:http://www.up.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:3,674
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:71%
  • Tuition & Fees:$42,288 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    YES
  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

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

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    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 Science" and "History" requirements, respectively.

  • 5. Economics

    NO
  • 6. Mathematics

    NO

    See Note

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

  • 7. Science

    YES
  • Additional Information

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

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/18/2016

C

Grading is based on a detailed review of the latest online course catalogs.
View the rating criteria »

  • Share

Signup to Receive ACTA's Newsletter & Email Updates