The Common Curriculum (CC) stands as a clear expression of the Jesuit vision of education. The CC serves to provide a foundation in a genuinely humanistic education - in philosophy, religious studies, literature, history, the sciences, and the arts - complementing the major fields of study of every undergraduate's program. The CC is designed to challenge students to develop all of their talents to the fullest; it calls for critical thinking, reflection, and disciplined study. The program is comprised of introductory and advanced courses, which vary slightly depending on the student's major or college.
The CC is currently undergoing revision. The revised core will be implemented over five years. While students are expected to fulfill the CC requirements of their entering year, they may substitute appropriate courses from the new core curriculum with the approval of their departmental chair and dean.
The CC requirements will remain the same as the 2011-2012 CC program. Pilot courses for the CC revision will be available during the 2012-2013 academic year on a limited basis, and will be substituted as appropriate courses in each student's degree plan. Students with questions about their CC requirements should contact their faculty advisors, or access the resources available on the Academic Advising website.
View the full 2012-2013 Common Curriculum Program
The revised core will be implemented over five years, with the revised CC program to take effect Fall 2013 along with a full offering of Introductory and Advanced CC courses. While students are expected to fulfill the CC requirements of their entering year, they may substitute appropriate courses from the new core curriculum with the approval of their departmental chair and dean.
Standing Committee on the Common Curriculum - SCCC (faculty and staff access only)