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.
This worksheet provides a useful outline of requirements in the Marist Core, as well as a four-year planning
sheet, for you and your advisor.
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
- Skill requirement for students enrolling in Fall 2013 and Fall 2014: “Intensive” Core or major courses in
- Skill requirements for students enrolling in Fall 2015 and beyond: "Intensive" Core or major
courses in Writing, Public Presentation, and Technological Competency.
- Senior-level course in the major involving Core-related skills and values awareness.