The following courses are undertaken by all students:
Behavioral/Social Sciences introduce psychological and sociological theories, concepts and methodologies that students can use to enhance their understanding of themselves, society, and the use of behavioral and social science techniques in design.
English and Literature courses provide students with an opportunity for in-depth reading and analysis of literature in a variety of genres and considerable practice doing researched writing.
Focused Inquiry courses teach written communication, oral proficiency, critical thinking, information fluency, ethics, social responsibility and literacy.
Mathematics courses offer specific problem-solving skills with an emphasis on algebraic and geometric concepts. Topics include growth and symmetry, optimization problems, and mathematics with applications in areas of social choice.
Natural/Physical Sciences introduce students to natural science concepts used in everyday technology. Topics include energy, measurements, material properties, heat, optics, electricity, magnetism, mechanics and flotation.