Cardinal Core Curriculum
The Cardinal Core Curriculum provides our students with a rigorous and robust general education experience as an essential component of the baccalaureate degree. The Cardinal Core integrates the Core Skills of communication, critical thinking, discovery and inquiry and quantitative reasoning. And provides Core Perspectives in global awareness, individual development and social justice.
Cardinal Core Foundation
Students are introduced to the Cardinal Core Curriculum in the foundation, where they explore their roles and identities in a pluralistic society. In their first year, students complete courses in basic communication, information literacy and the Cardinal Core Foundation Seminar — an academically rigorous, skill-building, topically-based seminar. The foundation also includes supportive courses to achieve college-level competencies in mathematics and written communication.