The Caltech Library is commited to serving our undergraduate community by supporting the Caltech Core Curriculum, which provides:

Substantive experience in problem solving, collaboration, and communication.

Students will be able to:

  • Manage increasing academic challenges while developing resilience and confidence.
  • Develop and satisfy their intellectual curiosity.
  • Collaborate effectively and ethically, recognizing diverse models of academic collaboration.
  • Communicate to a range of audiences through a variety of media.

A broad and rigorous foundation in the sciences.

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of foundational concepts from the sciences.
  • Use disciplinary thinking, analytical skills, and a range of methods in the sciences.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills to diverse problems within and across disciplines.

Significant study in the humanities and social sciences.

Students will be able to:

  • Explore and expand upon learning in fields beyond intended areas of specialization.
  • Appreciate and understand the contributions of the humanities, social sciences, and arts to human endeavors.
  • Engage in informed analysis of cultural, political, and economic issues.

Additional information about Caltech's Institutional Learning Outcomes can be found at this link: Caltech Academics.