General education requirements (core curriculum) Refers to those requirements that apply to all students within a particular college/school/program (such as the College of Arts and Sciences), regardless of major. Such requirements, in addition to major requirements, must be fulfilled at the time of graduation.
The USG outlines general education learning goals that serve as guides for each institution to develop its own general education learning outcomes. Every institution in the USG will have a core curriculum of precisely 42 semester hours and an Area F of precisely 18 hours. All students must meet the core requirements of the institutions from which they receive their degrees.
Academic Standing is based on this average. The GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of academic credit hour quality points a student has earned by the total number of grade point average hours (GPA hours) the student has attempted.