Overview of the Marist Core
If you enrolled in the College Fall 2013 or after, you will complete the revised version of the Marist Core
outlined below. See the Catalog for additional information about each component of the revised Marist Core.
I. Academic Foundation courses
- First Year Seminar
- Writing for College
Both courses engage with at least one of the following themes: Cultural Diversity; Nature & the
Environment; Civic Engagement; and Quantitative Reasoning.
II. Distribution courses
Breadth: one course in each of the following areas:
- Philosophy (required course: PHIL 101 Philosophical Perspectives)
- Ethics & Justice
- Fine Arts
- Natural Science
- Social Science
Pathway: 4 courses addressing a focused interdisciplinary area of study
III. Skill requirements
- “Intensive” Core or major courses in Writing, Technological Competency, and Public Presentation
- Senior-level course in the major involving Core-related skills and values awareness.