updates to Core equivalencies page

Oglethorpe has a unique general education program, the Core (it’s not the same as your prior institution’s core courses!). Learn about the Core here.

There are no “exemptions” from the Core Curriculum, however transfer students may be eligible to have some of their prior coursework count as equivalencies for Core requirements.

All Oglethorpe transfer students must complete some Core courses while enrolled at Oglethorpe.

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You may eligible to receive credit for theses Core courses:

  1. Fine Arts requirement (one course required):
    Core 103, Music and Culture, with a course in Music Appreciation
    Core 104, Art and Culture, with a course in Art Appreciation or Art History
    Core 105, Theatre and Culture, with a course in Theatre Appreciation (not acting courses)

Estimated Core courses you will need to complete at Oglethorpe in addition to requirements for your chosen major:

  1. Core 101, Narratives of the Self I
  2. Core 102, Narratives of the Self II
  3. Core 201, Human Nature and the Social Order I
  4. Core 202, Human Nature and the Social Order II
  5. Core 314 Math and Human Nature
  6. Core 301 Historical Perspectives on the Social Order I
  7. Core 302 Historical Perspectives on the Social Order II
  8. Core 400 Science and Human Nature

 

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You may eligible to receive equivalency credit for theses Core courses:

  1. Fine Arts requirement (one course required):
    Core 103, Music and Culture, with a course in Music Appreciation
    Core 104, Art and Culture, with a course in Art Appreciation or Art History
    Core 105, Theatre and Culture, with a course in Theatre Appreciation (not acting courses)
  2. Core 101, Narratives of the Self I, with a course in Literature, Philosophy, or Writing
  3. Core 201, Narratives of the Self II, with an additional course in Literature, Philosophy, or Writing
  4. Core 201, Human Nature and the Social Order I, with a course in Anthropology, Economics, History, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology*
  5. Core 202, Human Nature and the Social Order II, with an additional course in Anthropology, Economics, History, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology*

Estimated Core courses you will need to complete at Oglethorpe in addition to requirements for your chosen major:

  1. Core 314 Math and Human Nature
  2. Core 301 Historical Perspectives on the Social Order I
  3. Core 302 Historical Perspectives on the Social Order II
  4. Core 400 Science and Human Nature

*Courses in these subjects areas will be counted toward Core requirements only if the course is not required for their major. For example, Macroeconomics is required for Business and Economics majors, so that transfer course credit would be counted toward the student’s major requirement and not toward a Core requirement.

Some notes about Core equivalencies: (this seems lost down here but with the toggles closed it will be higher up on the page).

  • Core equivalencies are granted only for college coursework completed after graduating high school. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP coursework may be eligible for elective credit, but cannot count toward Core requirements.
  • Once a student enrolls at Oglethorpe, Core credit may no longer be earned by completing coursework at another institution. The exception to this is through university-sanctioned study abroad programs. 
  • Every student attending a university-sanctioned semester or year abroad during their enrollment at Oglethorpe University may receive credit for either COR 301 Historical Perspectives on the Social Order I or COR 302 Historical Perspectives on the Social Order II.
  • Once a student enrolls at Oglethorpe, Core credit may not be earned through study as a transient student at other institutions; for example, no summer school credit from another university.