Core curriculum

The Core Curriculum is the foundation for undergraduate education at the University of Nevada, Reno. Entering freshman and students who change degrees or majors after July 1, 2016 must complete the requirements of the Silver Core Curriculum. The Core Curriculum consists of a set of general education and specified courses in the major program that address 14 objectives that represent the competencies every University graduate must acquire.

Silver Core Education Requirements

Core Curriculum substitution requests

Requests for Core Curriculum substitutions must be made via our online form. Requests for Core Curriculum substitutions will not be reviewed without this form and accompanying course syllabi. In some cases, additional course materials may be requested. Please allow two to three weeks for the substitution determination and the change to be made to your academic record in MyNevada if approved.

Core English and mathematics completion policy

Competence in writing and mathematics is foundational to success at the university. Therefore, it is the policy of the University of Nevada, Reno that all degree-seeking students must be continuously enrolled in appropriate pre-Core or Core mathematics and English courses until the University Core Curriculum mathematics and English requirements are completed. For more information, contact your major advisor.