The Core Curriculum provides you with a basic foundation of diverse knowledge.


It sets the stage for a lifetime of learning, beginning at Divine Word College in pursuit of your educational goals. It then continues providing benefits throughout your life, helping you to absorb and understand new knowledge as you address the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing world.

The Core Curriculum is your springboard into higher education. It not only expands your knowledge of a wide range of topics, it helps you develop the basic study skills for you to succeed academically. This takes you beyond the concept of one-way communication from instructor to student; this educational experience is a partnership that fosters an exchange of knowledge and understanding, not only with your instructors, but also with your classmates.


This exchange of thoughts and ideas with those with different perspectives goes to the heart of the tradition of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD).

The forty-four credits required in the Core Curriculum introduces you to the major fields of human knowledge and study:



Natural Science
Bible Theology

At its heart, the Core Curriculum allows DWC to deliver on its mission, core values, and Institutional Learning Outcomes. In turn, it broadens your scope of understanding while presenting you with opportunities to gain valuable insights into yourself as you discern your path in life, in response to God’s call.

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