Core Requirements

Courses satisfying core requirements change each semester. Therefore, it is imperative that students check core requirements as listed in the Catalog at the beginning of each semester. Please visit https://catalogs.sandiego.edu/undergraduate/

Table listing Core areas, Core attribute codes and time sequencing, if applicable.
  Core Attribute Code Timeline
First-Year Requirements
First-Year Integration or Transfer Integration CINL First year
First-Year Writing Competency (FYW 150) CFYW First year
Foundations
Ethical Inquiry FETI Any time prior to graduation
Domestic Diversity level 1 FDD1*# Suggested first or second year
Domestic Diversity level 2 FDD2*# After FDD1 or FDG1 is completed
Global Diversity level 1 FDG1*# Suggested first or second year
Global Diversity level 2 FDG2*# After FDD1 or FDG1 is completed
Philosophical Inquiry FPHI Any time prior to graduation
Theological and Religious Inquiry FTRI 1 lower division and 1 upper division - any time prior to graduation
Explorations
Artistic Inquiry EARI Any time prior to graduation
Historical Inquiry EHSI Any time prior to graduation
Literary Inquiry ELTI Any time prior to graduation
Scientific and Technological Inquiry ESTI Any time prior to graduation
Social and Behavioral Inquiry ESBI Any time prior to graduation
Competencies
Math Reasoning and Problem Solving CMRP Any time prior to graduation
Oral Communication Competency Flag CORL Any time prior to graduation
Quantitative Reasoning Competency Flag CQUR Any time prior to graduation
Second Language Competency CSLA Must complete equivalent of course number 201 or higher
Final Requirements
Advanced Writing Competency Flag CADW After completing CFYW
Advanced Integration Flag CINT After completing CINL

* Diversity levels 1 and 2 do not necessarily correspond to lower/upper division courses.

# Students must complete at least one Domestic and one other diversity course. 

Core Flowchart