IU Northwest General Education Principles
The following general education principles guide the achievement of excellence in undergraduate education at IU Northwest. They describe university level capabilities, knowledge across disciplines, awareness of diversity and ethics that we believe every graduate of an IU Northwest Baccalaureate degree program should attain. These principles embrace learning experiences that prepare students for lifelong learning, ethical practices, successful careers, and effective citizenship.
In 2012 the Indiana legislature enacted Senate Enrolled Act 182, thereby establishing the requirement for a Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC) of at least 30 credit hours. IN 2021 the ICHE has rebranded the STGEC to the Indiana College Core (ICC). The statute states that the Core must be based upon a set of competencies in areas agreed upon by the state educational institutions. The Indiana College Core does not change any requirements for a major or other degree objective. If any course within the Indiana College Core which is a requirement for a major or other degree objective at the receiving institution does not meet the grade requirement for the major, the receiving institution may require the student to repeat the course. It is absolutely critical that students work closely with their academic advisors to determine what relationship, if any, exists between requirements for general education and requirements for a specific major and/or other degree objective. The mapping of the IU Northwest general education requirements onto the ICC can be found here. More information regarding the ICC at Indiana University can be found here.