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Core Studies

The Basis of a Well-Rounded College Education

All students who graduate from St. Catharine College complete the College's Core Studies Program, a core curriculum of studies that ensures an advanced understanding in seven areas of competencies and study: Communication, Information Literacy (typically accomplished through meeting the Communication requirement), Science with Lab, The Human Arts, The Human Sciences, Global Perspectives, and Stewardship. Totaling 49 credit hours (46 for Honors Program students) for a Bachelor's Degree, and 22 credit hours for an Associate's Degree, this diverse and exciting curriculum equips students with writing and presentation skills, research methods, reasoning skills, science skills, and an integrated understanding of the liberal arts as well as practical sensitivity to stewardship and the finer points of Dominican heritage.  Together, the Core Studies Program courses comprise the essence of a St. Catharine College liberal arts education.  They also set down a solid cornerstone that will enable studenst to excel in whatever degree or advanced area of study they undertake within the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Health and Human Sciences, and the School of Professional Studies.  Considered together, the courses ensure students aquire an integrative education that fuses a liberal arts education with the practical demands of the 21st century.

When you meet with your advisor , he or she will help you plan your schedule so that you may complete the Core Studies over the course of your degree program at St. Catharine.

Please click here for a list of the Core Studies courses and distribution requirements.

For more information, please contact the Core Studies Program Director Dr. Becky Meadows at bmeadows@sccky.edu or 859-336-5082 ext. 1250.

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