Implemented in fall 2012 for incoming freshmen only, MyCore, BU’s revised general education program, now has 1,850 students enrolled.
By the end of their first year, freshmen in the program had an average of 27 points achieved toward the minimum 40 GEPs required. At the end of the 2012-13 academic year, approximately 50,000 GEPs were obtained by students provided they passed the courses.
There are 165 GEP approved courses in more than 38 disciplines that meet the 10 General Education Goals: communications, information literacy, analytical and quantitative skills, cultural diversity, natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, second language,
healthy living and citizenship. Transfer students are expected to be enrolled in MyCore starting fall 2014.
MyCore is designed to provide students with a “deeper understanding” of the world by teaching them to become lifelong learners through the skills and high-level thinking acquired through the program. Learn more about MyCore’s value and progress at bloomu.edu/general_education.