My Iona


Information and Updates for the Iona Community on Coronavirus

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: 4 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

Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies