Hub Requirements for Entering First-Year Students

Students take courses that fulfill requirements in each of the Hub areas below and must complete all 26 Hub requirements in order to graduate. A single course can satisfy multiple Hub requirements, and most students will fulfill Hub requirements in 10–12 courses. Hub courses can also count toward major and minor requirements, and students can elect to fulfill up to two Hub requirements with Hub cocurricular experiences.

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Hub Requirements for Entering First-Year Students

Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Historical Interpretation

  • Philosophical Inquiry and Life’s Meanings (1 requirement)
  • Aesthetic Exploration (1 requirement)
  • Historical Consciousness (1 requirement)

Scientific and Social Inquiry

  • Scientific Inquiry I (1 requirement)
  • Social Inquiry I (1 requirement)
  • Scientific Inquiry II or Social Inquiry II (1 requirement)

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Quantitative Reasoning I (1 requirement)
  • Quantitative Reasoning II (1 requirement)

Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship

  • The Individual in Community (1 requirement)
  • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy (2 requirements)
  • Ethical Reasoning (1 requirement)


  • First-Year Writing Seminar (1 requirement)
  • Writing, Research, and Inquiry (1 requirement)
  • Writing-Intensive Course (2 requirements)
  • Oral and/or Signed Communication (1 requirement)
  • Digital/Multimedia Expression (1 requirement)

Intellectual Toolkit

  • Critical Thinking (2 requirements)
  • Research and Information Literacy (2 requirements)
  • Teamwork/Collaboration (2 requirements)
  • Creativity/Innovation (2 requirements)