CORE 42 & Griffon GPS
Once students have selected or been placed into the CORE 42 general education curriculum, their student record on Griffon GPS will reflect the CORE 42 general education curriculum. Courses taken at Missouri Western or in transfer will show as meeting the various requirements, as applicable. When CORE 42 general education courses have all been completed (and the last class in the curriculum was earned at Missouri Western), a “General Education Met” statement will be placed on the student’s MWSU transcript.
Missouri Western’s General Education Curriculum (CORE 42)
Missouri Western’s general studies (CORE 42) courses are distributed across five knowledge areas.
- Mathematical Sciences
- Written and Oral Communications
- Natural Sciences
- Social & Behavioral Sciences
- Humanities and Fine Arts
As determined by the Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum Act (Sections 178.785-789 RSMo) general studies courses approved by the state from Missouri schools are designated with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number. This guarantees a one-to-one transfer among all Missouri public institutions of higher education.
- Missouri Western MOTR courses are identified within the course description in the university catalog and within the semester schedule missouriwestern.edu/schedule.
- MOTR courses from other Missouri schools can be found at https://dhe.mo.gov/core42.php
- Non-Missouri transfer coursework will also have MOTR designations placed on them dependent on the equivalency determined during the initial transfer evaluation process.
- Missouri Western also has some identified courses that do not have a MOTR course number, but will count as a Missouri Western general studies course. The courses will not, however, count within CORE 42 at another Missouri institution unless the student completes the entire general education curriculum at Missouri Western. These specific courses are notated in within the general studies curriculum.
Missouri Western will make every effort to apply transfer courses appropriately within the CORE 42 Knowledge Areas. Students who have questions about transfer coursework as applied to their general education curriculum should contact:
Transfer Evaluation Coordinator
Further appeals may be made to the Assistant Director of Admissions – Operations, or the Admissions & Graduation Committee through the Registrar’s Office.
CORE 42 Additional Information and Resources
Admissions Office at (816) 271-4266, Eder Hall 101
Registrar’s Office at (816) 271-4211, Eder Hall 102