CORE 42, Associate of Arts & 42 Hour Block

Starting in Fall 2018, Truman State University adopted the CORE 42 statewide general education curriculum. This initiative facilitates student transfer among the public institutions of higher education in Missouri.

Truman State University is a signatory for the Missouri 42-Hour General Education Block. Students who complete the General Education Block at one Missouri college or university and who later transfer to another Missouri college or university will satisfy the general education requirements of the college or university to which they transfer, provided that school is also a signatory.

Students who have completed the Missouri CORE 42, an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, or the Missouri 42-Hour General Education Block from an accredited college or university will fulfill the Essential Skills, the Modes of Inquiry, and the Intercultural and Truman Week requirements of Truman’s Liberal Studies Program. In addition, students who have completed the Missouri CORE 42, an Associate’s degree from a public institution in the State of Missouri, or who have completed the Missouri 42-Hour General Education Block, may also fulfill the Missouri Statute requirement.

Coursework for transfer students who have not completed the Missouri CORE 42, theAssociate of Arts degree, or the Missouri 42-Hour General Education Block will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

RequirementCORE 42 and

42 Hour Block

Associate of Arts Degree
Essential SkillsYesYes
Modes of InquiryYesYes
InterculturalYesYes
Missouri StatuteYesYes
18 hours of free elective creditNoYes

For course transfers on a course-by-course basis, please visit ourĀ Transfer Website.