Navigate Up
Sign In

Core Curriculum

The subjects that you study as undergraduates and, just as importantly, the skills and intellectual habits you acquire in the process, shape the lives you'll lead after college. Your course of study in the Core Curriculum, as well as in your disciplinary studies, should require you to question assumptions, engage in self-reflection, think critically and analytically, and communicate effectively.

The Core Curriculum, as well as study in majors and concentrations, must prepare students to connect what you learn at PC to life beyond the College, and help you to understand and appreciate the complexities of the world and your role in it.

Our Core Curriculum combines the breadth appropriate to a liberal arts education in the Catholic and Dominican tradition with the flexibility needed for every student to focus on exploring one aspect of the Core in-depth.

For more information on specific requirements, proficiencies, or the Core Focus, click on the associated section in the graphic below.


Development  of Western CiviilzationPhilosophy including EthicsTheologyFine ArtsNatural ScienceQuantitative ReasoningSocial ScienceDiversityintensive writingoral communicationproficienciescivic engagement
Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity