Providence College says, "Providence College is committed to academic excellence, and holds itself to the highest standards in teaching, learning, and scholarship. Its core curriculum addresses key questions of human existence, including life’s meaning and purpose, and stresses the importance of moral and ethical reasoning, aesthetic appreciation, and understanding the natural world, other cultures, and diverse traditions. Providence College honors academic freedom, promotes critical thinking and engaged learning, and encourages a pedagogy of disputed questions." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:4,022
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:81%
- Tuition & Fees:$45,400 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Composition because the "Intensive Writing Proficiency" requirement may be satisfied by topic courses in a range of disciplines that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because language study is only an option in the "Core Focus" requirement.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the qualifying courses for the "Development of Western Civilization" requirement are world history courses rather than American government or history surveys.
No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Core Focus" and "Social Science" requirements.
Providence should be noted for its Development of Western Civilization sequence, a four-semester interdisciplinary sequence that surveys the cultural, literary, philosophical, and political history of the West from antiquity to the present.
Curriculum last evaluated: 07/06/2016