FYI, you won't be able to put an exact number on it. You could take 3 credit courses or 4 credit courses for your science requirement, for example. Someone should be able to calculate an appropriate range, but I'm not inclined to do so.
All right, a rough estimate gives ~41 credits. I went by the 1/3-of-your-total-credits-is-Core estimate and multiplied it by 124, the minimum number of credits you need to graduate. When I quickly added up all the Core requirements (including all of the foreign language requirement and assuming the minimum number of credits for major cultures and science/math), I got 50.
So, the Core will vary depending on how much you have to complete (this mainly applies to the foreign language requirement, although it's possible to place out of MusicHum now) and which major cultures and science classes you decide to take. But it's definitely a substantial chunk of your course load.
thats 60 total ....so roughly half of your courses.... but then again, the vast majority of people will be able to get out of some of these classes with AP/IB credits etc. and some will be science majors and will automatically fulfill the science requirement.
Oooh, I forgot CC and Lit Hum were two semesters. Ha! Okay, that makes my estimate 58. Wow, yeah, that's definitely closer to half. I know this is slightly off topic, but do most people graduate with much more than 124 credits?
"I know this is slightly off topic, but do most people graduate with much more than 124 credits?"
if 124 is a minimum so you'd have many 124s, but a lot of people will be in the 130s range. Seas students tend to be in the 130s - early 140s. I know a few wackos doing 160s, 170s. Many people place out of the language req. so 60-16 = 44, that's 1/3 of a decent courseload. People also get high school credits, which might push them into the 140s - 150s.
Point is - no-one cares at all how many credits you did. It's almost as silly as asking how many hours you put in to get the grades that you did. the classes, major, minors you took, and skills, knowledge you picked up are what employers look at. Grad schools might irrationally look at credits.
I had 142 credits (the minimum to graduate with BME and premed under the old requirements and taking the 1400 chem and physics)...if you add the 12 IB points i got, which were useless, I ended up with 154. Keep in mind also that the core is a much smaller burden in SEAS.
Point is - no-one cares at all how many credits you did. It's almost as silly as asking how many hours you put in to get the grades that you did. the classes, major, minors you took, and skills, knowledge you picked up are what employers look at.
I was in a SEAS major that requires a ton more courses than the minimum. I think I had about 130 credits including 10 of APs. I started my math with ODE, but I only got 4 math credits total even though I placed out of 3 or 4 courses in the math sequence, which is kind of dumb of them.