UPIKE students and faculty present research

University of Pikeville faculty and students in the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences had th... Read more

UPIKE freshman focuses on career in optometry

The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry stands as a vision of hope for increased access to optometric care in Central ... Read more

UPIKE to screen ‘Linefork’

The University of Pikeville will screen the documentary “Linefork,” a film that offers an immersive view of Lee and Opal Sex... Read more

UPIKE Homecoming

As the University of Pikeville marks its 128th year, join us on the hill for Homecoming Week, Oct. 23-28.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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