Wiley University has a core curriculum of 45 credit hours that all students aspiring to become candidates for the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, or the Bachelor of Business Administration must complete. The core curriculum is defined as “the curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, and political, social and cultural history that all undergraduate students are required to complete, preferably within the first two years of the college experience” (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board). The purpose of the core curriculum is to provide the skills, knowledge, and perspectives, known as competencies, that help define the educated person. This curriculum is in general alignment with the State of Texas Education Code and thus provides for smooth credit transfer of its courses between accredited colleges and universities in Texas.
The core curriculum focuses on strengthening four basic intellectual competencies listed below that are essential to the learning process in any discipline and serve as benchmarks of achievement and proficiency needed to succeed not only in college but also as life‐long learners able to meet the general demands of society.