All students will acquire fundamental knowledge, skills, and dispositions during their careers at the University of Great Falls. The following overriding goals shape curricular decisions to ensure breadth and depth of content and experience and to encourage independent learning. They help create the context of a value-based liberal arts education and reinforce the university's Mission Statement including the Catholic University Identity Statement and the Core Values of Providence Health and Services.
What does it mean to be human?
• recognize the inherent value and interrelatedness of all God's creation
• accept the inherent dignity of every person
• confirm and value cultural differences and similarities
• recognize that community is essential to being and becoming human
• demonstrate the responsibility to maintain and strengthen society by helping others and advancing justice
• apply positive values of aesthetic and creative expression.
What does it mean to participate in intellectual inquiry?
• participate in the search for truth and knowledge
• synthesize the cumulative wisdom of human inquiry, past and present as a means to enrich the future
• civilly question and challenge, and demonstrate an openness to being questioned and challenged, in pursuit of the common good
• think critically and creatively, analyze situations and proposals accurately; identifying issues, arguments, conclusions and the validity of alternative positions
What does it mean to "make a living" and to live as a productive human being?
• communicate clearly and effectively in multiple modes of discourse
• identify problems and articulate appropriate solutions
• accept the consequences of their decisions and actions
• commits to active participation in their chosen field of endeavor
• demonstrate expertise in a specific concepts or areas of study
• validate the importance of personal health.
What does it mean to participate in the spiritual and religious dimensions of life?
• explore religious world views and value systems and their implications for living
• contemplate spirituality, the meaning of God, religion, and the gospel of Jesus Christ and their importance of these for living
• further God's work of reaching out to humanity
• make sound moral judgments
• recognize the Christian and Catholic traditions.
Bachelor's Degree Core Curriculum Requirements
Associate's Degree Core Curriculum Requirements