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UCORE is the component of your degree shared by all Cougs.
WSU’s University Common Requirements (UCORE) course sequence is designed by the University’s faculty to help you acquire broad knowledge of the world and widely applicable skills to complement your specific major program of study. By exposure to multiple disciplines and methods of inquiry, you will develop intellectual and civic competencies, practical skills, and the ability to apply said knowledge and skills in real world settings. With sustained emphasis on critical and creative thinking, information literacy, communication, and integration and application of knowledge, UCORE prepares WSU students – that’s you! – to address diverse, complex issues and to act as responsible, informed citizens.
You won’t be an expert in any single UCORE course or area, but you will have the tools needed to seek out necessary information; interpret, apply, and share it; and make reasoned and ethical judgements on a wide array of issues we face today and in the future. In short, you will develop the capacity for adaptability and lifelong learning in a complex, diverse, and rapidly changing world. Not only are these qualities highly valued among employers who seek to drive change and innovation, but they are also necessary for navigating society’s most pressing challenges.
Learn more about the type of well-rounded, forward-looking education that the UCORE curriculum represents from the Association of American Colleges & Universities.