Core Requirements

The liberal arts curriculum at the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences cultivates the intellectual skills of perception, analysis, interpretation, and expression, which sustain a life of curiosity, creativity, and responsiveness to the needs of both individuals and communities.

Father Bosco talking with students in front of Dahlgren Chapel.

FYI: The core is integrated with most major tracks in the College, as the introductory courses for almost every major will fulfill one of the core requirements. Some students also enter the College with advanced credit that may fulfill part of the core requirement.

The Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences core requirements include:

Students typically fulfill core requirements during the first and second years. To encourage exploration and diversity, students may not take two courses in the same discipline in the same semester during the first two years.