Organization of the Curriculum

The general education core curriculum is organized into four tiers, which together prepare the student for academic work toward a specific vocation. In the Communications Tier students will develop the basic skills necessary for a university education and lifelong learning. From the Social/Behavioral Sciences Tier students will acquire the basic social structures necessary to a meaningful life. From the Natural Sciences and Math Tier students will gain an understanding of the scientific method, physical and biological sciences, and an appreciation of the environment. The central piece of the general education curriculum is the Humanities Tier. This part of the curriculum includes a worldview course embracing the basic content of a Christian liberal arts education and providing a foundation for future discussions of a Christian worldview within the student’s chosen discipline.