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Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum at University of Providence, known as Lumen de Lumine, provides the foundation for UP’s undergraduate liberal arts education. It forms students as whole persons preparing them for their future careers, but also for their long-term vocations.

Courses transcend any one department or major and lay a strong foundation. Students learn to write and speak confidently and persuasively, cultivate the skills to engage in respectful dialogue, better understand major moral and ethical theories, develop skills and dispositions of servant leadership, and understand how Judeo-Christian thought develops through dialogue with different cultures and philosophies.

By inviting students to engage with the liberal arts and living Catholic Intellectual Tradition, the Core Curriculum at UP challenges all students to discern how they might best achieve their own good and the good of their communities.

Foundational Courses

The foundational courses immerse students in building skills essential for all UP majors in critical thinking, critical reading, empathy, self-discovery, healthy debate and effective oral presentations.

Students take Corps of Discovery, English writing, information literacy, technology modules, a philosophy course entitled ‘What does it mean to be human?,’ a theology course, and a math course.

Arts and Sciences Courses

Students continue their exploration of the liberal arts through courses in English, literature, history, social sciences, fine arts, and natural sciences.

Ethics, Theology and ILC Objectives

By their third year students begin integrating and reflecting on the liberal arts and their own majors through courses in philosophical ethics, theology through a courses entitle ‘The Christian Life’, and two ILCs where they discuss ‘What is Truth?’ and ‘What is the Common Good?’.

Associate’s Degree Core Curriculum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree Core Curriculum Requirements

Undergraduate Curriculum Planners

Linked below are planning sheets for students and advisers to track requirements for academic majors and minors.

Navigate to program by finding letter or link below
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Accounting 4 + 1 major 18-19

Accounting major 18-19

Accounting minor 18-19

Addictions Counseling, Bachelor’s Degree 18-19

Addictions Counseling, Post-Bachelor’s Certificate 18-19

Art major 18-19

Art minor 18-19


Biology major 18-19

Biology minor 18-19

Broad Field Science major, Secondary Education FA18

Broad Field Science major, Secondary Education SP19

Business Administration major 18-19

Business Administration minor 18-19


Chemistry major 18-19

Chemistry minor 18-19

Communication Arts Concentration for Secondary Education 18-19

Computer Science major 18.19

Computer Science minor 18-19

Core Curriculum, Associate of Applied Science Degree 18-19

Core Curriculum, Associate’s Degree 18-19

Core Curriculum, Bachelor’s Degree 18-19

Corrections Concentration 18-19

Criminal Justice, Associate’s Degree 18-19

Criminal Justice major 18-19

Criminal Justice minor 18-19


Elementary Education major 18-19

English major 18-19

English major for Secondary Education 18-19

English minor 18-19

English minor for Secondary Education 18-19

Exercise Science major 18-19

Exercise Science minor 18-19


Fine Arts Concentration 18-19

Forensic Investigation Concentration 18-19

Forensic Science major, Biology Track 18-19

Forensic Science Chemistry Track major 18-19

Forensic Sciences Track major 18-19

Forensic Science minor 18-19


Health and Physical Education Concentration 18-19

Health and Physical Education major 18-19

Health and Physical Education minor 18-19

History major FA18

History major SP19

History minor FA18

History minor SP19


Law Enforcement Concentration 18-19

Legal and Paralegal Studies major FA18

Legal and Paralegal Studies major SP19


Mathematics Concentration for Education 18-19

Mathematics for Education major 18-19

Mathematics major 18-19

Mathematics minor 18-19


Nursing BSN major 18-19

Nursing, RN-BSN major 18-19


Paralegal Studies Associate’s Degree FA18

Paralegal Studies Associate’s Degree SP19

Philosophy minor 18-19

Political Science minor 18-19

Psychology major 18-19

Psychology minor 18-19


Resource Enforcement Concentration 18-19


Secondary Education major 18-19

Social Studies 18-19

Sociology major 18-19

Sociology minor 18-19

Special Education Concentration for Elementary Education 18-19

Special Education major 18-19

Sports Management minor 18-19

Surgical Technology major 18-19


Theatre and Business Arts. major 18-19

Theatre minor 18-19

Theology and Ministry major 18-19

Theology and Ministry minor 18-19

Graduate Curriculum Planners

Master of Science in Accounting 18-19

Master of Science in Counseling 18-19

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration FA18

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration SP19

Master of Science in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology 18-19

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Criminal Justice FA18

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Criminal Justice SP19

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Management FA18

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Management SP19

Master of Science Nursing Education 18-19