Core Courses

The following courses comprise the core of all associate degree programs.

Course Code Name Credits
ENG 101  English Composition 3
MAT 140  College Algebra 3
PSY 101  General Psychology 3
SOC 101  Introductory Sociology 3
PHI 201  Ethics 3
REL 101  Introduction to the Study of Religion 3
 *Physical/biological sciences 4
Restricted Elective 3


The restricted elective must be taken from the Humanities.

*Required credits for the physical or biological sciences are determined by the major.

Students who successfully complete the General Education component at the baccalaureate level will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the forces of nature, including life and physical sciences that affect human response to and interaction with the world around them. (Physical/Biological Sciences)
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and interpret meaning accurately and effectively through reading, writing, speaking and listening (Communications)
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical logic and scientific reasoning skills in problem solving. (Mathematics)
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand, appreciate and engage in creative expression, and philosophical (Humanities/Fine Arts)
  • Demonstrate the ability to reason logically, using data from appropriate disciplines in the process of problem solving and decision making. (Critical Thinking)
  • Demonstrate the ability to exhibit an understanding of Catholic values, beliefs, and the nature of faith as they impact ethical decision making within the professional and personal life of the graduate. (Values and Catholic Identity)
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the use of introductory computer technologies with emphasis on instructional software and word (Computer Technology)
  • Demonstrate the ability to be motivated and responsible for continual self-directed learning and development of skills needed for self-actualization. (Life-Long Learning)
  • Demonstrate the ability to be cognizant of and respect for the diversity of cultures that shape the values, beliefs, traditions, and behaviors of the global community. (Social and Global Consciousness)
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the process and utilization of research and its (Research)

The Baccalaureate Core* is comprised of the following courses:

Course Code Name Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 213 Communications 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PHI 201 Ethics 3
REL 101 World Religions 3
MAT 140  College Algebra 3
MAT 212  Statistics 3
SOC 213 Cultural Diversity 3
INF 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
Humanities Electives 6


* Sciences : Credits required in the Physical / Biological Sciences (8 credits) are determined by the major