Giving Tuesday benefits UPIKE endowments

Four endowments grew substantially from generous contributions made to UPIKE on Giving Tuesday by alumni, donors, friends, faculty ... Read more

UPIKE to host Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

The University of Pikeville will host The American Shakespeare Center 2018/19 Hand of Time Tour. Read more

University of Pikeville honors distinguished educators

The Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame was established in 2010 to honor those whose contributions to learning have inspired generation... Read more

UPIKE helps prepare biology major for next steps

With wisdom beyond his years, University of Pikeville student Kenton C. Hall is passionate about his future with a spirit of service.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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