Fulfilling Empirical & Mathematical Reasoning
Students graduating in or before 2019 will complete the current General Education requirements, with greater flexibility in how their requirements are met. The Classes of 2020, 2021 & 2022 (including students who graduate in March 2020) will transition into the new program, which will take effect in Fall 2019, and can begin to benefit from the flexibility of these new requirements now. Any requirements fulfilled in the current program will count toward requirements in the new program.
Students must pass with a letter grade a course that currently counts toward the Empirical & Mathematical Reasoning (EMR) requirement or a departmental course in Math, Applied Math, Statistics, or Computer Science. Please note that courses from these departments can fulfill either EMR or the Science of Living Systems or Science of the Physical Universe requirement, but not both.
For students in the Class of 2019, Economics 10a and 10b can fulfill EMR when both are completed with a passing letter grade. If used to complete EMR, Economics 10a and 10b cannot be used to fulfill SW or USW.
When the new Quantitative Facility requirement takes effect, anyone who has fulfilled EMR will automatically have fulfilled the new Quantitative Facility requirement.