As a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts institution, Spring Hill College emphasizes the importance of a broad and intensive core curriculum to foster critical thinking skills and intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth for our students. Our curriculum also encourages them to pursue the fullest possible development of their own potential, and is organized around a basic principle: Education for the common good of the global community.

The goals of the core are for students to acquire a greater understanding of human cultures and the natural world through the college’s academic disciplines; to demonstrate critical reflection on the personal and social dimensions of their faith; and to develop broad intellectual and practical competencies, including:

  • Inquiry and analysis
  • Critical reading and thinking
  • Oral communication
  • Effective and persuasive writing
  • Information literacy, research, and scholarship
  • Quantitative literacy

There are also course overlays that capture core values, including Diversity, Writing, Integrations, Oral Communication, Community Based Learning Integrated Mission Based (CLIMB), and Ethics/Social Justice.

Each degree program has its own unique course requirements in addition to those required for the core. For specific core course requirements per degree program, please visit the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) to access Academic Advising Forms.

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