Students completing the Boston College Core Curriculum will:
the critical, mathematical, informational, analytic, expressive, and
creative skills that are essential tools of the educated person
well-prepared for a meaningful life and vocation.
- Understand the
major ideas and methods of inquiry of the scholarly disciplines that
comprise the university and be able to use those methods of inquiry as
beginning practitioners to address complex contemporary problems.
able to identify and articulate the strengths and limitations of the
disciplines and the relationship of the disciplines to one another, and
demonstrate an understanding of the breadth and diversity of human
knowledge as well as its openness to integration in more comprehensive
- Be conversant with and able to discuss intelligently
enduring questions and issues that are fundamental to human inquiry and
that have shaped the traditions from which the university has emerged.
the ability to apply more than one disciplinary perspective to the same
enduring question or complex contemporary problem.
- Be familiar
with the scholarly exploration of religious faith and understand how
faith and reason are related in the search for truth.
the ability to examine their values and experiences and integrate what
they learn with the principles that guide their lives.
prepared and disposed to use their talents and education as engaged
global citizens and responsible leaders in service of the common good.