Core Curriculum Committee

USD has a proud history as a liberal arts institution. Since our founding, we have educated students who find meaningful connections beyond the classroom and combine academic knowledge with inspiring interactions with the world around them. At USD, we educate the mind and spirit of our students. One of our founders, Mother Rosalie Hill, believed that, "There are three things that are significant in education: beauty, goodness and truth." And this belief has been reflected in the fabric of our university from 1949 until now.

Our core curriculum embodies this mantra in both the breadth of courses studied and its integrated nature.

The ability to see beyond a single subject or major empowers our students to find opportunities for innovation, identify points of synergy and affect positive, far-reaching change. To cultivate such inventive habits of mind and heart, our students complete our core curriculum. It was crafted to ensure that a USD student is a well-rounded student, who will succeed no matter where their professional and personal ambitions lead. | San Diego Core Flowchart (Fall 2017)

USD's Core Curriculum is both a nod to our founding mission and a promising look at the future.