Core Curriculum for the School for Professional Studies

The Core Curriculum is a required component for most degrees in the School for Professional Studies. Exceptions include Aviation, Nursing and Social Work, which have preset cores.

The core offers an integrated selection of courses that:

  1. Provide students with opportunities to master communication skills in writing, speaking and interpersonal relations
  2. Expose students to a broad liberal arts based education through different disciplines and a variety of methods for acquiring knowledge
  3. Afford students opportunities to acquire the practical knowledge and the theoretical framework required for competent performance in the changing workplace
  4. Expose students to application of workplace technology which is integrated throughout the core curriculum;
  5. Develop a broad understanding of the ethical and moral principles that reflect the Christian values of the Jesuit tradition and the institutional contexts in which they must be practiced
  6. Educate the whole person in habits of critical thinking, leadership, respect for cultural diversity, services to others and lifelong learning

Courses for Core Curriculum for the School for Professional Studies

Communication and Technology
credit hours:
12
History
 
or
 
or
 
or
credit hours:
3
Fine Arts and Literature
FPA -
Any Fine and Performing Arts course
3
-
Any Literature course
3
credit hours:
6
Philosophy
 
or
 
and
PHIL 2055
3
credit hours:
6
Theology
THEO -
Any Theology course level 2000 or higher
3
credit hours:
6
Social Science
 
Take any two of the following from varying disciplines based on requirements of your degree program. Courses must be in different disciplines:
POLS 1105
3
PSYK 1010
3
 
(PSYK 1010 is required for Security & Strategic Intelligence or Organizational Studies degree)
PST 1900
3
 
(PST 1900 required for Organizational Studies degree)
 
(SOC 1105 required for Security & Strategic Intelligence degree)
credit hours:
6
Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning
 
Pick 1 science, 1 quantitative reasoning (two options are listed below) and 1 from either discipline
MATH 1205
3
credit hours:
9
Diversity
 
One of the above courses or a general elective must meet the requirement as a diversity course. Below are some examples of courses that count towards diversity. Contact your advisor for an updated list.
HIST 3825
3
 
total credit hours:
48
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