Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Core Curriculum

John Wesley advocated using four sources for reflection that would permit relevant, theologically informed engagement with a rapidly changing world (as named the Wesleyan “quadrilateral” by Albert C. Outler in 1964). Scripture is Wesley’s main source, along with reason, tradition, and experience.
Southern Wesleyan University’s curriculum reflects the belief that our graduates must be able to create a reasoned defense of the Christian faith, demonstrate Christian character traits, and be able to articulate a Christian worldview in their chosen field.  Read more…  

Required Courses (15-18 Hours)

Required courses, in addition to General Education Requirements:

General Education Requirements (25-26 Hours)

Specified programs require specific core curriculum courses within the major. Students should refer to their program requirements.

Humanities/Music (15 Hours)

Choose one of the following:

Natural Sciences (7-8 Hours)

Choose one of the following:

Choose one of the following:

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:


Total Hours: 40-44


1All students must enroll in Freshman Composition (ENGL 1003 followed by ENGL 1013) and Foundations for Success (SEMR 2323 or HNRS 2323) until they earn the minimum required grade.  Transfer students with regular admittance  who have earned at least 30 SWU transferable credit hours (excluding exam and military credit) are exempt from SEMR 2323. Please note that a required grade of C- or higher is required in ENGL 1003 and ENGL 1013. Withdrawal is not permitted from any of these courses until after the last day to drop without record, but the withdrawal must be completed before the final withdrawal date. Students must first consult both their advisor and the instructor before withdrawing from a course.
2Please note that a required grade of C- or higher is required in MATH 1053.