Learn essential skills of written communication, mathematical reasoning and problem solving, second language, oral communication, critical thinking, information literacy and quantitative reasoning in order to become effective leaders.

It is through courses in the Competencies area of the Core Curriculum that all USD students are given opportunities to develop key areas of learning identified as necessary learning components. Visit the latest version of the Undergraduate Bulletin to see which courses satisfy these Core area requirements for graduation.

Read more about the Learning Outcomes for each area:

  • First-Year Writing
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Second Language Flag
  • Advanced Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning