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Marylhurst Core

At Marylhurst University, you will be prepared to become an informed citizen, capable of understanding our complex world in complex ways. The Marylhurst Core is designed to foster in each and every student an appreciation of inquiry, critical thinking, intellectual breadth and ethical action.

The Marylhurst Core, required for all bachelor's degree-seeking students, encompasses four areas of learning:

Analytical & Applied Learning
Demonstrate critical thinking through the capacity to analyze ideas and to apply theory in practice.

Academic Skills & Foundations
Enhance skills in written communication, argumentation, research, information literacy, dialog and quantitative reasoning.

Intellectual Breadth
Solve problems using multiple perspectives through a variety of intellectual tools and disciplinary approaches.

Critical Reflection & Integrative Learning
Reflect on your entire learning experience, synthesizing ideas to make relevant claims about significant social or cultural problems.

» Download detailed requirements for the Marylhurst Core

Transfer Credits

All Marylhurst Core requirements may be met through transfer coursework except:

MC 201 Entering Student Seminar
WR 323 Academic Writing: The Research Paper
MC 401 Senior Core Project

If you have an AAOT or equivalent transfer degree, it will fulfill all Marylhurst Core requirements except the three classes listed above.

If you have a previous bachelor's degree, it will fulfill all Marylhurst Core requirements.


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