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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Core Curriculum

SMC Core Curriculum Requirements

Habits of Mind

Pathways to Knowledge

Artistic Understanding


Mathematical Understanding

Scientific Understanding

Social, Historical, and Cultural Understanding

Theological Understanding


Engaging the World

American Diversity

Global Perspective

Community Engagement

The Common Good

January Term

  • One full-credit January Term course for each year of full-time attendance

Language Proficiency Requirement

Complete one of the following:

  • Successfully complete level 003 of any foreign or classical language taught at Saint Mary’s
  • Complete three years of the same language in high school with a GPA of 3.0 (b) or higher each term
  • Score at least a 3 on the Advanced placement Exam in a second language
  • Acheive TOEFL score of 71 on the internet test or 527 on paper test (for international students who are non-native speakers of English)