Your Foundation for Success
To succeed in the 21st
century, you will need more than
a specific major. Employers, graduate schools and professional
schools will look for college graduates who are:
- Skilled communicators;
- Creative thinkers;
- Scientifically literate;
- Capable of critical analysis;
- Adept at quantitative reasoning;
- Prepared through experience for cultural diversity and global
- Ethical leaders seeking to serve in areas of need.
These are the skills you will gain through St. John’s
University’s Core Curriculum.
How the Core Helps You
The Core gives you the opportunity to learn and practice all the
skills that employers will expect of you. The Core consists of nine
common courses and a variety of distributed core courses that view
the arts, culture, economics, history and the sciences from a
variety of different perspectives related to each course.
During your first year, you will take our innovative course,
Discover New York, which uses the city
as a “living textbook.” Students research the city’s growth, visit
museums, see Broadway shows and tour historic locations as they
explore the city’s relationship to our nation and world. Even those
of you who are seasoned New Yorkers will find something intriguing
that you never knew existed.
Through your studies in the Core, your major and your
participation in campus activities, you will graduate as a
well-rounded, well-prepared individual – the kind of person that
employers seek in today’s changing world.
Please follow our Core
Curriculum link for a full description of the Core and the
requirement in each of St. John’s undergraduate colleges and