Core Curriculum

Students study in Burke Library

The core curriculum prepares Spring Hill College students for their chosen professions, introduces them to a breadth of knowledge and perspectives, and lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning. The curriculum is organized around a basic principle: Education for the common good of the global community. This integrated curriculum cultivates an overlapping set of bodies of knowledge, skills, and values that will enable students to live full and fruitful lives.

A Snapshot of the Course Areas Required in the Core

English
Articulate your ideas with precision and force.
History
The past tells us who we are, where we are going, and why we do what we do.
Theology
Faith and religion are a part of every people and culture.
Philosophy
Hone your critical thinking, argumentation, and ethical reasoning skills.
Social Sciences
Understanding people is essential for successful relationships.
Foreign language
Understand and to communicate with other cultures.
Math, Science, and CIS
Gain technological fluency and scientific competence.
Fine or Performing Arts
Art opens our eyes and minds to worlds old and new.
Course Overlays that Capture Core Values
Diversity, Writing, Integrations, Oral Communication, Community Based Learning Integrated Mission Based (CLIMB), Ethics/Social Justice

For specific core course requirements per degree program, please visit the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) website and click Academic Advising Forms.