Core 39 Purpose
Core 39 provides the foundation for all Bachelor degrees at the University of Southern Indiana. The Core 39 and each student’s major are designed to complement each other. The major provides knowledge that distinguishes us from one another in our diverse walks of life; the USI Core 39 provides knowledge and abilities that all educated people share. The two together help the University accomplish its primary mission of preparing our students to live wisely.
USI faculty have developed Core 39 to help students speak and write well, better understand the world and its cultures, think more clearly, and live according to consistent ideals. The program is based on the premise that students must know themselves and their world before they can become responsible leaders. Through Core 39, USI builds in all students the desire and ability to achieve personal growth and contribute meaningfully to society.
- Students completing a change of major or change of status will be required to satisfy the program requirements in effect at the time of the change, including Core 39. Students who discontinue enrollment for more than one calendar year must re-enroll under the program requirements in effect at the time of the readmission, including Core 39.
- Core 39 is satisfied for students entering USI with a bachelor’s degree.