Pathways in the Marist Core
Ready to declare your Pathway?
Click here for the Pathway Declaration Form. (If your browser does not open this "live" form, please use
this version and send it to the Registrar via e-mail or campus mail.)
Other advising resources:
- List of Fall 2014 Honors and special-topics courses that will count toward particular Pathways
- "Choosing Your Pathway" handout
What is a Pathway?
Recognizing that today’s—and tomorrow’s—challenges are not confined to separate academic subject
areas, the Marist Core engages you in a four-course interdisciplinary Pathway. This set of courses
addresses a focused question or area of study from at least three disciplinary perspectives.
Language study is particularly crucial in today’s global community. Students may pursue proficiency
through a Pathway in French, Spanish, or Italian, or take language courses as part of Pathways engaging
with a particular culture.
All students must select their Pathway by the end of the first year of study. Even as it fulfills requirements
in the Marist Core, this "bundle" of courses can get you started on shaping your knowledge and skills in
innovative ways. A Biology major might decide that competency in Spanish would be a helpful asset and
choose a Pathway in Spanish or Latin American & Caribbean Studies. An Accounting major with an interest
in international business might opt for a Pathway involving cross-cultural analysis, such as Contemporary
European Studies, African Diaspora Studies, or Global Studies.
Whichever Pathway you choose, its courses may help you pursue a minor, a second major, or any subject that
will enrich your academic experience as a whole. Use your Pathway as an opportunity to explore new ground!