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Core Curriculum

Sampoerna University has a clear goal of meeting national and international standards

Prepare for a Global Future!

Sampoerna University features a U.S.-style curriculum with English as the medium of instruction. During the first two years, students complete the Core Curriculum of interdisciplinary classes and essential prerequisites to build competencies in their chosen major. This blend of foundational and specialized courses is recognized internationally, preparing graduates to advance in their studies and careers on a global scale.

What is the Core Curriculum?

Core courses provide Sampoerna University students with an interdisciplinary education framework based on the standard U.S. higher education curriculum and guided by Indonesian educational conventions. Subject areas include Communications, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.

Core Competencies

Sampoerna University targets six college level competencies, based on the VALUE rubrics developed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities that form the foundation of the Curriculum & Methodology and core courses.


  1. Explain issues/problems
  2. Select and use information to investigate issues/problems
  3. Analyze and interpret relevant information
  4. Evaluate information to determine potential conclusions
  5. Generate well-reasoned conclusions


  1. Write clearly and coherently
  2. Speak and listen interactively


  1. Recognize ethical issues
  2. Understand different ethical perspectives or concepts
  3. Apply ethical perspectives or concepts
  4. Evaluate different ethical perspectives or concepts


  1. Develop global self-awareness
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of perspective taking
  3. Demonstrate an appreciation to cultural diversity
  4. Recognize personal and social responsibility
  5. Understand global systems
  6. Apply knowledge to contemporary global contexts


  1. Determine the extent of information needed
  2. Access the needed information
  3. Evaluate information and its sources critically
  4. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  5. Access and use information ethically and legally


  1. Explain information presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
  2. Convert relevant information into various mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
  3. Conduct mathematical calculations
  4. Draw appropriate conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data, while recognizing the limits of such analysis
  5. Make and evaluate important assumptions in estimation, modeling, and data analysis
  6. Express quantitative evidence in support of the argument or purpose of the work (in terms of what evidence is used and how it is formatted, presented, and contextualized)
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