Messina College students will complete core course requirements that are aligned with Boston College’s distinctive Core Curriculum. Students are provided with a broad liberal arts foundation that prepares them well for their future endeavors.
Throughout their two years, students will take courses in the following disciplines:
There is no language proficiency requirement.
|Core Area||Example Course Offering(s)||Credits|
|English (Writing)||First-Year Writing Seminar: Crossing Borders (with corequisite lab)||4|
|English (Literature)||Crossing Borders—Reading, Thinking, Writing or other Literature Core course options||3|
|Mathematics||Principles of Statistics for Life and Social Science (with corequisite lab)||4|
|Natural Science 1||General Biology||3|
|Natural Science 2||Ecology & Sustainability of Our Living Planet; Microbiology; Anatomy & Physiology I; Life Science Chemistry (all with lab component)||4|
|Social Science 1 & Cultural Diversity||Examining Self, Community, and Society or other Social Science Core course options||3|
|Social Science 2||Principles of Economics; Family, School, Society; Nursing Assessment of Health across the Lifespan||3|
|Philosophy||Philosophy of the Person||3|
|Theology||God, Self, and Social Responsibility (with service-learning component)||3|
|History||Globalization I: Power, Culture, and Identity; Modern History II||3|
|Fine Arts||Drawing I; Introduction to Theater||3|
|36 (total credits)|