Core Curriculum for Parks College

The Core Curriculum is a required component for degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. 

The Parks College Core Curriculum describes the educational experiences that the faculty and administration of the college have identified as being “essential” for all Parks College students, and it describes the methods by which selected academic objectives may be accomplished. Individual degree programs may require specific courses in order to satisfy these requirements. It is recommended that students consult their Academic Advisor, Department Chairperson or Program Director for guidance in choosing core curriculum courses. 

Courses for Core Curriculum 

Professional Orientation             Credits
One course designed for incoming freshman students providing an orientation to careers in the intended field of study. Also included is presentation of resources available to students from the department, college and university. 
Jesuit Tradition             Credits

Philosophy and/or Ethics


Humanistic Values


*Humanistic value courses should be chosen from Philosophy; Theology; Social and Behavioral Sciences including Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Education, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy Studies, Sociology, Social Work; and Humanities including Fine Arts, Literature, History, Foreign Language. 


Knowledge             Credits
Science with laboratory experience4



Additional experience in Science and/or Mathematics 


*Science courses shall be chosen from: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Geology, Meteorology, Physics 


Communication Skills             Credits
Written Communication3
Cultural Diversity             Credits

Cultural diversity courses shall be chosen from the list of courses provided by the College of Arts and Sciences. Students may also satisfy the cultural diversity requirement for an academic semester of study at an institution where the culture is significantly different from the students’ native culture; however, the credit hours will need to be replaced with an additional Humanistic Values course. Students should always consult with their Department Chair prior to the semester of study at another institution. 

Capstone Experience             Credits

A senior-level course or sequence of courses providing opportunities for students to use their acquired and accumulated knowledge on a problem or in a setting that is representative of that found in the profession.