Core Curriculum

Poetry class

The core curriculum gives our students a common learning experience. It is designed not only to prepare them for their chosen professions, but also introduces them to a breadth of knowledge and perspectives, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

A Snapshot of the Core

4 courses in English
Words allow you to enter the depths of human experience and to articulate your ideas with precision and force.
2 courses in history
The past tells us who we are, where we are going, and why we do what we do.
3 courses in theology
Faith and religion are a part of every people and culture.
3 courses in philosophy
Critical thinking, argumentation, and ethical reasoning are vital in every professional arena.
2 courses in the social sciences
Understanding the personal and social dimensions of people is essential for self-knowledge and successful relationships.
2 courses in foreign language
The 21st century global village will require you to understand and to communicate with other cultures.
3 courses in math, computer science and lab sciences
The Jesuits continue to emphasize the importance of technological fluency and scientific competence.
1 course in fine or performing arts
Art opens our eyes and minds to worlds old and new.
4 cross-curricular courses
1 in cultural diversity and 3 in writing