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Core Curriculum


Pathways supplement the Core Curriculum and prepare students for intelligent, responsible and creative citizenship.

Pathways, clusters of courses with a common theme, promote integrative and intentional learning. More specifically, they cultivate the ability to make intentional and reflective educational choices, to study a theme from a number of disciplinary or methodological perspectives, and to perceive connections and relationships among ideas.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  1. Describe connections among courses in their Pathways and between the Pathways and their majors.
  2. Analyze a significant issue from at least two different disciplinary or methodological perspectives.
  3. Reflect on the learning process itself and on the past and future of their vocational and educational choices.

Guidelines and Timeline

Guidelines for completing your Pathway and what you should expect to complete each year at SCU.

Pathway Listing & Courses

Learn which courses fulfill each pathway.

Pathway Essay Instructions

Access the prompt, instructions, writing tips, and other resources for writing your pathway essay.


FAQs on completing your pathway.