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Do you have college credit but no time to complete a degree program? Or are you a working adult seeking a degree with no college credit who can’t commit to a full-time class schedule? The Certificate in Core Competencies is an introductory credential that will allow you to attain your degree on your schedule, at your own pace.

This certificate program is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED who meets IU Southeast’s admission requirements. It is similarly available to admitted high school students. The program is offered fully on-campus with many evening classes, fully online, or a combination of the two formats for ultimate flexibility. The coursework is designed to be completed in one year (full time) or two years (part time).

Upon completion of the Certificate in Core Competencies program, you’ll be ready to declare a major and pursue a degree in the field of your choice.

Student Learning Goals

Learning goals for this certificate may be found on the General Education website.

University Residency Requirement

Students must complete 50% of the required credit hours for a certificate at IU Southeast.

Core Competencies Certificate Residency Requirement

No additional residency requirement for the certificate in core competencies.

Core Competencies Certificate Requirements

The certification consists of 30 credits in courses from Arts and Letters, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Students must achieve and maintain a 3.0 grade point average in order to earn the certificate. The course of study gives students basic General Education skills corresponding to the following LEAP categories: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical World; Intellectual and Practical Skills; Personal and Social Responsibility; Integrative and Applied Learning.

Fall Semester (9 credits)
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
ENG-W 131 Written Communication 3
SPCH-S 121 Oral Communication 3
MATH-M 110 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Spring Semester (11 credits)
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
Varies Social Science (on rotation) 3
Varies Science and Lab (on rotation) 5
Varies Arts, Humanities (on rotation) 3
Summer Semester (9 credits)
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
Varies Social Science (on rotation) 3
Varies Ethics or Diversity 3
ENG-W 290 Written Communication 3

Note: In order to total 30 credits, a 1-credit First Year Seminar (FYS) course will rotate among the courses listed here, moving from a course offered by the School of Arts and Letters to one offered by the School of Social Sciences to one offered by the School of Natural Sciences.

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