Academic Core

Clemson’s reputation for quality is grounded in its academic core, particularly excellence in the undergraduate experience. ClemsonForward enhances the undergraduate academic core with initiatives in interdisciplinary curricula, a new approach to general education, and enhanced advising. ClemsonForward also calls for an increased focus on graduate education.

Core Strategies for Success

  1. Re-envision general education. Clemson will revise its general education curriculum and approach so that it delivers higher value, challenges students intellectually, and fully prepares them to engage and succeed in upper-level course work and careers after graduation.
  2. Build interdisciplinary capacity to improve the undergraduate academic core and meet the needs of the future.
  3. Increase the number of high-quality, nationally prominent graduate programs.
  4. Professionalize academic advising and curriculum resources.