University of Pikeville honors Class of 2017

The University of Pikeville honored the academic achievements of 262 graduates at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree... Read more

UPIKE student art featured at Weber Art Gallery

The Weber Art Gallery at the University of Pikeville is currently featuring the works of graduating senior Andrea Paige.Read more

University of Pikeville commencements set for May 20

The University of Pikeville will honor the academic achievements of students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Coleman College of... Read more

UPIKE students excel during national entrepreneurship challenge

University of Pikeville students earned fourth place and $2,500 during the seventh annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® C... Read more


Undergraduate Curriculum

The undergraduate degree programs support the mission of the university through a quality education that focuses on the development of the whole person including the intellectual, spiritual, social and physical dimensions. The undergraduate curriculum is built on a broad liberal arts foundation that emphasizes communicative and quantitative skills; independent thinking; tolerance of diverse points of view; cultural, historical and ethical awareness; and preparation for leadership, civic responsibility and life-long learning. The curriculum has three components: the college general education (core) requirements, the major program requirements and sufficient electives to meet the semester-hour requirement for the degree sought.

Common to all baccalaureate degrees (associate degrees have specified general education requirements depending on the program of study), the general education requirements emphasize a strong foundation in the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, problemsolving, and using technology. The general education curriculum also provides an introduction to the humanities, the sciences, the social sciences and religion. The curriculum is designed to allow early completion of basic skills courses so these skills may be practiced in subsequent courses. 

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