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Core Curriculum

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Core Curriculum

Bridgewater State University's Core curriculum (formerly known as general education courses) was developed to serve as the educational foundation that all Bridgewater State University students will build upon when completing their program of study.  Students who complete the BSU Core curriculum will learn a significant body of factual knowledge as well as gain an understanding of the intellectual foundations, conceptual frameworks, and methodologies of the major academic disciplines.
 
Each institution requires a set of Core/General Education requirements. Core/General Education credits transferred to Bridgewater State University will be applied to the appropriate academic discipline. For example, if you are transferring in a course entitled Principles of Biology, that course will be applied to the Core science area. To learn more about each area and the courses specific to each area, access and print the Core Curriculum Guide located on the Core Curriculum Web site. Click here for a guide to Approved Core Curriculum Courses.
 
If you are transferring from a Massachusetts' community college and part of the new MassTransfer Program, you are aware of the 34 credit MassTransfer Block. This block will satisfy the core (general education) requirements at BSU with the exception of two courses; spoken communication and logic and reasoning to be taken at BSU, unless this requirement is satisfied through transfer. If you have any questions, please contact the Transfer Center. More information on the MassTransfer Program can be found on Transfer Central under Massachusetts Transfer Programs​.

If you are wondering what course or courses you should take at your current institution, confer with our B.E.A.R.S. (Bridgewater Equivalency and Articulation Report System) program. The B.E.A.R.S. program displays courses that have previously been established as equivalent coursework from another institution. Courses not found in this database may be transferable and will be considered upon a student's application and admission to Bridgewater State University.