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2013-2014 School of Continuing Education Catalog 
2013-2014 School of Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is the heart of the liberal arts education for which Providence College is well-known. The program provides students with the knowledge and intellectual skills that will serve not only as a basis for a lifetime of interest in the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences, but also for a strong foundation for career and professional pursuits.


The following courses comprise the Core Curriculum and are required in all bachelor’s degree programs:


English: 12 credit hours

Including two courses in writing and one course in literature

Philosophy: 12 credit hours

A logic and an ethics course required plus any additional two courses

Theology: 12 credit hours

History: 6 credit hours

Social Science: 6 credit hours

anthropology, economics, law, leadership, political science, psychology, sociology, and social work

Science: 6 credit hours

Courses in biology, chemistry, natural science or physics

Mathematics: 3 credit hours

Fine Arts: 3 credit hours

creative writing, studio art, film, art history, music history, theater