Beginning in Fall 2007, incoming first year students are governed by the new University Core Curriculum. The courses offered are:
Discipline Specific Courses - 21 credit hours
English Composition (6 credits)
Mathematics (3 credits)
Natural Science (3 credits)
Philosophy (3 credits)
Theology (3 credits)
Ethics (3 credits)
Theme Area Courses - 12 credit hours
(College departments and any school that has baccalaureate programs may propose courses for the Theme Area component of the University Core. NOTE: Of the four theme courses, a minimum of two must be taken in the McAnulty College-one offered by the History Department OR the Art History Program and one offered by the Social Science departments--Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. The remaining two courses may be taken in the College or in the other Duquesne University schools.)
Creative Arts (one course - 3 credits)
Faith and Reason (one course - 3 credits)
Global Diversity (one course - 3 credits)
Social Justice (one course - 3 credits)
Additional University Core Requirements
- Service-Learning Course (SL) 0 credits – Community-based service embedded in a course.
- Information Literacy Course 1 credit – if not embedded in a course.
- Writing-Intensive Course (W) 0 credits – Emphasis on writing embedded in four courses.
List of Approved Courses (Fall, 2013)