Core Curriculum

Our liberal arts core requirements embody St. Catherine's mission, emphasizing intellectual inquiry and social teaching and challenging students to transformational leadership.


Seeking Knowledge, Deepening Understanding

St. Catherine University is committed to the liberal arts as the broad base of learning and to the pursuit of excellence for our students. The Reflective Woman (TRW) and Global Search for Justice (GSJ) courses connect students to the mission and vision of St. Catherine, building community through active, student-centered learning and calling students to examine their education with great intention, as they begin and as it comes to a close.

With the liberal arts integrated throughout every program, from associate to graduate level, women and men who graduate from St. Kate's are prepared for a world in which respect for diverse voices and perspectives, critical thinking and a desire and ability to work toward social change are crucial.


​Bookend Core Courses

If you're a bachelor's student at St. Kate's, The Reflective Woman (TRW) and Global Search for Justice (GSJ), connect you to the mission and vision of St. Catherine, building community through active, student-centered learning.

  • Most students complete TRW, a gateway experience in critical inquiry, in their first term.
  • GSJ, the capstone course, will challenge you to apply the lessons of your education to issues of justice throughout the world.