The Core Curriculum helps you think critically, explore new ideas, evaluate information and understand how you'll make a difference in the world. You'll have the chance to explore the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. It's central to our Catholic and Jesuit mission of educating you in a rigorous academic environment.
Today's world needs you to develop the skills to evaluate issues, ideas, and events before making informed conclusions - all goals of the Core. You'll develop the writing and speaking skills to clearly express your thoughts. You'll also perfect the ability to actively listen to truly understand instead of simply respond.
We understand that technology plays a large role in your life (something that will not change). The Core will help you build your reasoning and analytical skills as you interpret information online. You will also develop the ability to evaluate the credibility of information you encounter.
But the biggest impact from your study of the Core will be the type of person you become. You'll be ready to make reasoned ethical decisions by thinking about your values. You'll recognize different perspectives, and thoughtfully analyze ethical and moral dilemmas. You'll explore cultural and social diversity. And you'll understand your role in developing just solutions.