A curriculum is a set of courses that meets a general program objective, such as an undergraduate major. Different curricula meet a variety of student objectives from gaining breadth within a field of interest to satisfying the demanding requirements of a graduate degree program. A curriculum lays out the study plan and requirements for an academic degree or other certification.
Curriculum usually consist of the following elements:
- Prerequisites (e.g., necessary background before starting)
- Minimum participation (e.g., number of courses or credits)
- Required activities (e.g., required courses or other activities)
- Award for completion (e.g., a specific degree or certification)
A typical curriculum combines the rules with statements about the benefits gained from completing the program. There are often details about the content of the program.
Curriculum links are divided into categories.