In the spirit of what is best in a liberal arts education, the academic core at Saint Anselm College has been designed to offer students a breadth of experience that will prepare them for life; an education that not only provides professional and career preparation, but also encourages a lifelong pursuit of truth that will sustain and enrich their lives. This education is facilitated through a core curriculum composed of a set of common courses and learning outcomes considered essential for the education of students in all majors.

The college has recently revised and reinvigorated its academic core by adopting a new core curriculum that began fall 2014. The new core is characterized by its balance between common courses that foster a sense of academic community and elective courses that allow for individual student choice. Additional information, including core course requirements, is provided in theĀ Guide to the Core Curriculum. v

The core curriculum includes three major elements:

  • Humanities
  • College Writing
  • Core Learning Outcomes