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Core Curriculum

You might be wondering, “What other courses do I take besides the classes in my major?" If you are pursuing a bachelor's degree, you'll also complete coursework in Immaculata's liberal arts core curriculum.

There are two tracks of study in the core curriculum, Arts & Sciences or Professional Studies, and the track you follow will depend on your major. The majors and the courses in their tracks are listed below along with number of credits and subject areas.

Liberal Arts Core: Arts and Sciences

Includes: Chemistry, English/Communication, Global Languages and Literature (except International Business Foreign Language), History/Political Science/International Relations, Psychology (except Biology/Psychology), Sociology/Criminology, and Theology.

If you are pursuing secondary certification in any of the above majors, you will follow the Professional Studies Core. If you are completing a B.A. in Mathematics, you will follow the Arts and Sciences Core.

Subject Area

Credits

Theology 6
Philosophy 6
Ethics 0-3*
Composition I 3
Composition II 3
Foreign Language 6**
Exercise Science 2
First-Year Experience (FYE) 1
Physical Education 2 contact hours***
Natural Sciences (w/ Lab) 3
Mathematics 3
Social Sciences 6
History 6
Humanities electives 6 (3 must be in music, art or literature)
TOTAL 51-54

You may use courses from your major to satisfy a core requirement.

*You must complete an ethics requirement which may be satisfied by the requirements for your major, from courses offered by the theology or philosophy departments, or from a demonstrated departmental component. Credits used to satisfy the ethics requirement do not count toward required credits in theology or philosophy.

**You must take six credits of language in the same foreign language, for example, three credits of Spanish 101 followed by three credits of Spanish 102.

***You must take two PED courses (Physical Education) to equal two contact hours.

Liberal Arts Core: Professional Studies

Includes: Biology (including Biology/Psychology), Business/Accounting, Education (including all students pursuing secondary certification), Fashion/Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences and Services, International Business Foreign Language, Mathematics/Computing Science/Physics (except the B.A. in Mathematics), Music, Nursing (Generic B.S.N. program only), Nutrition and Dietetics, Physical Education and Exercise Science.

Subject Area

Credits

Theology 6
Philosophy 6
Ethics 0-3*
Composition I 3
Composition II 3
Foreign Language 6**
Exercise Science 2
First-Year Experience (FYE) 1
Physical Education 2 contact hours***
Natural Sciences (w/ Lab) 3
Mathematics 3
Social Sciences 3
History 3
Humanities electives 3
TOTAL 42-45

 

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