eCore, the University System of Georgia’s electronic core curriculum, is a convenient and adaptable option for students to take coursework. The core curriculum consists of undergraduate, general education courses primarily required during a student’s first two years of post-secondary study. Composed of basic courses in the humanities, physical and social sciences, mathematics, and languages, eCore is fundamental for any four-year degree. These courses are equivalent and accepted by all USG institutions to satisfy core curriculum requirements or prerequisites required for a particular major in a specific program.

Students take core courses in a fully online format that combines rigor with convenient access on the Brightspace by D2L platform to include rich interaction with the instructor and fellow students. All eCore courses follow a consistent design to ensure ease of use and reliability. eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from multiple institutions in the state, including Clayton State University. 

The eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for at least one proctored exam or major project in each course, and are a great supplement to face-to-face coursework to keep students on-track for a timely graduation. Student support services, including enrollment advisement, bookstore, library services, tutoring, test proctoring and disability services are coordinated through the eCore Administration and Clayton State University.

Students should be aware of three major differences from core coursework being offered on campus. Since the program is a collaborative with multiple institutions, eCore follows a separate calendar that may or may not coincide with Clayton State University. While eCore courses are accessed through Brightspace by D2L, there are different login credentials and a separate access page from Clayton State Online courses.

eCore Courses

  • ARTS 1100 - Art Appreciation
  • BIOL 1011K - Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL 1012K - Introduction to Biology II
  • CHEM 1211K - Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1212K - Principles of Chemistry II
  • COMM 1100 - Human Communication
  • CSCI 1301K - Computer Science I
  • DATA 1501 - Introduction to Data Science
  • ECON 2105 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2106 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENGL 1101 - English Composition I
  • ENGL 1102 - English Composition II
  • ENGL 2111 - World Literature I
  • ENGL 2112 - World Literature II
  • ENGL 2131 - American Literature I
  • ENGL 2132 - American Literature II
  • ENVS 2202 - Environmental Science
  • GEOL 1121K - Introductory Geosciences I & Lab
  • HIST 1111 - World History I
  • HIST 1112 - World History II
  • HIST 2111 - United States History I
  • HIST 2112 - United States History II
  • MATH 1101 - Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 1111 - College Algebra
  • MATH 1113 - Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 1401 - Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH 1501 - Calculus I
  • MUSC 1100 - Music Appreciation
  • PHIL 2010 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHYS 2211K - Principles of Physics I
  • PHYS 2212K - Principles of Physics II
  • POLS 1101 - American Government
  • PSYC 1101 - Introduction to General Psychology
  • SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SPAN 2001 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2002 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • THEA 1100 - Theatre Appreciation

Additional eCore Information

University System of Georgia eCore

Clayton State eCore Information

eCore Class Schedule