Washington State University's general education curriculum, called the University Common Requirements (UCORE), applies to freshmen entering WSU in fall 2012. The UCOREs will apply to all students who enter WSU fall 2013 and after. Continuing students must refer to the requirements detailed in prior catalogs under the General Education Requirement section. Honors students complete the Honors College version of the general education curriculum outlined in the Honors section of this catalog.
The University Common Requirements (UCORE) are the center of the undergraduate curriculum. While the greater part of students’ courses of study will be devoted to their major fields, the UCORE curriculum provides a degree of balance between the specialized focus of the major and the broader traditional objectives of higher education. UCORE is intended to accommodate needs and objectives not adequately served by academic specialization, while being flexible enough to work for all majors. Accordingly, the program offers a wide variety of elective choices and provides many individual pathways through the curriculum.