Undergraduate Programs

The Indianapolis Campus Degree Requirements

Students may test out of all but 3 credit hours of the fundamental skills requirement. Requirements completed in one area may, under certain conditions, also fulfill requirements in other areas.

Cross-listing policy: Courses used for English composition and 100-level fundamental skills foreign language may not be used to fulfill any other requirement. Only math courses listed as both fundamental skills and natural and mathematical science may cross-list. Foreign language courses at the 100 level, from departments that allow 100-level courses to fulfill major requirements may be applied to other appropriate requirements.

Writing (one course)
English Composition
Students may fulfill this requirement in any one of the following ways:

  • Exemption without credit. One of the following scores required: SAT Verbal (Critical Reading) 670 or above; ACT English 32 or above; or Advanced Placement English 4 or 5.
  • Exemption with credit. Scores required: English Composition Achievement Test 600 or above and one of the following: SAT Verbal (Critical Reading) 670 or above; ACT English 32 or above; or Advanced English Placement 4 or 5. Students must also apply for exemption with credit to the Department of English, Cavanaugh Hall Room 501, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
  • Completion of English W131 or English W140 with a grade of C or higher.
  • Speech - one course R110 or equvilent.

Mathematics (one course)
Students may satisfy this requirement in one of three ways:

  • Complete one course from mathematics M118*, M119, 151, or 153 with a grade of C– or higher. Credit for these courses may count toward the 123 credit hours required for the degree.
  • Students with a mathematics SAT score of 650 or higher or a mathematics ACT score of 29 or higher are exempt from this requirement.

NOTE: Students who plan to transfer to Bloomington should take M118, M119, 163, or 221.

Foreign Language
Students must complete the study of a single foreign language through the second semester of the first year of college-level course work. All or part of this requirement may be fulfilled by performance on placement examinations. Students may fulfill the entire foreign language requirement by placing into the second-year level.

Students who have studied foreign language in high school should take the foreign language placement examination. Contact the Foreign Language Department for more information.

International Students
Students whose native language is not English may demonstrate required proficiency in their native language. They may not, however, earn credit for any course at the first- or second-year level in their native language.

One course selected from: ECON 270, PSY B305, SOC R359, STAT 301, SPEA K300.

*Math M118 is recommended for students who want to prepare for the required statistics course.

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