Beginning Fall 2011, the University Core Curriculum (the Core) became the general education program of William Paterson University for students entering Fall 2011 or later. It is a 40 credit program, which constitutes a third of the entire undergraduate curriculum.
Students create their Core experience by choosing a sequence of 13 (thirteen) courses from each of the following six areas of study.
Ways of Knowing
Diversity and Justice
Community and Civic Engagement
Each area and sub-area will have a variety of courses to choose from.