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Core Curriculum Requirements

All students are required to complete the Core Curriculum, which totals 46 credits. Your Core Curriculum courses are distributed across the following 7 areas of study:

  • Columba Cornerstone Seminar: 3 credits
  • English Composition: 3 credits
  • Humanities (Philosophy, Religious Studies, Literature, History, Fine and Performing Arts): 15 credits (3 credits in each area)
  • STEM (Math, Science, Computer Science): 9 credits (3 credits in each area)
  • Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Entrepreneurship: 6 credits
  • Diversity, Cross-Cultural¬†& Global Perspectives: 6 credits (3 of which must be in Foreign Language)
  • Humanities Centerpiece Course* (English, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Foreign Language): 3 credits

*Humanities Centerpiece Course is the focal class of your chosen Integrated Core Theme.

Additional Requirements

  • You must choose and complete an Integrated Core Theme (ICT)
  • You must complete courses that are designated as Writing Intensive (WI) and Oral Intensive (OI)
    • Writing Intensive (WI): 2¬†courses
    • Oral Intensive (OI): 2¬†courses
    • A single course could be designated both WI and OI, and such a course would count toward both requirements!

Core Curriculum Courses


Elena Procario-Foley

Elena G. Procario-Foley, Ph.D.

Director, Core Curriculum

Br. John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies

Professor of Religious Studies