The Required Core Curriculum For Students Essay

1216 Words Nov 8th, 2014 null Page
The required core curriculum that students are required to take in college is failing to meet the needs of today 's college students. Core curriculum is not only time consuming but also very costly. Students are paying for "an average of eleven courses for thirty-three hours to be associated with general education: four humanities, one fine arts, one math, two science, and three social science courses." (Bourke, Brian, Bray and Horton). The cost and time to complete these eleven courses hinders many from completing their bachelor degree in a timely manner. If our colleges want to yield the best and the most intelligent in their field, there should be more of a focus on the courses that will be more pertinent in our professional career.
While some would maintain that general education requirements give the students an opportunity to explore different subjects and helps them to become more balanced, I would disagree. While it’s important for individuals to be well-rounded, it is more critical for them to be able to fulfill their higher education goals within a practicable timetable and at an affordable cost. "While bachelor 's degree programs are designed for a 4-year completion time, most students do not finish their undergraduate degree in four years. Of the students who began a bachelor 's degree program in 2001, only 36% graduated within four years," according to the U.S. Department of Education" (
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