Most degrees offered in Saint Louis University’s School for Professional Studies require
you to take a core set of courses as you pursue your degree. Degree programs in aviation,
nursing and social work have different core curricula.
The core curriculum offers an integrated selection of courses that:
Help you master communication skills in writing, speaking and interpersonal relations.
Provide you with a broad liberal arts education through different disciplines.
Promote the practical knowledge and the theoretical framework required for competent
performance in the changing workplace.
Expose you to emerging workplace technology.
Develop an understanding of the ethical and moral principles that reflect the Christian
values of the Jesuit tradition.
Educate your whole person in habits of critical thinking, leadership, respect for
cultural diversity, services to others and lifelong learning.
Core Curriculum Courses
You will take a total of 48 credit hours as part of the core.
HIST 1115: Origins of Modern World to 1500 (3 credit hours) or HIST 1125: Origins Modern World 1500 to Present (3 credit hours) or HIST 3485: U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction (3 credit hours) or HIST 3525: Contemporary America, 1945-Present (3 credit hours)
One of the courses listed above or one of your general elective courses must meet
the diversity requirement. Below are examples of courses that count the diversity
core. Contact your advisor for an updated list.
ENGL 3335: World Literary Traditions III (3 credit hours)
ENGL 3545: Literature of the African Diaspora (3 credit hours)
ENGL 3565: Ethnic American Literature (3 credit hours)
HIST 3825: Islamic Middle East (3 credit hours)
SOC 1205: Introduction to Anthropology (3 credit hours)
THEO 3795: Studies in Non-Christian Religious Traditions (3 credit hours)
SPR 3800: Eastern Spirituality (3 credit hours)
SPR 3840: Women, Religion and Spirituality (3 credit hours)