General Education

At JPCatholic, we combine hands-on coursework in creative arts and business with a Catholic liberal arts education. All of our students take a core curriculum that is rooted in a rigorous study of Sacred Scripture, Catholic theology, and the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. You will also engage the great books of Western Civilization, the great sacred art and music of the Church, the history of philosophical thought, marriage and family, and Catholic social teaching.

In addition, all of our students take core set of classes in Communications, Math, and Science, along with a substantial sequence of courses in Business. These seven Business courses instill valuable skills in marketing, management, and entrepreneurial thinking, while also providing an easy path toward a Business minor.

General Education (Total 23 Courses)

Theology (4)
Christian Experience I - Fundamentals of Catholicism
Christian Experience II - Sacred Scripture and Sacraments
Christian Experience III - Mission and Morality
Christian Experience IV – Theology of the Body

Philosophy (4)
Philosophy of Nature
Philosophy of Man
Philosohy of God

Humanities (4)
Foundations I
Foundations II
Foundations III
World History and Culture

Communications (2)
College Writing I *
College Writing II *
Culture Making *
* Choose two from these three courses

Science and Mathematics (2)
Decisions Based on Data
Natural Science

Business (7)
Entrepreneurial Thinking
Introduction to Marketing
Business Planning
Negotiation Skills
Social Media Marketing
Leadership and Management
Business Communications

The General Education coursework is spread out throughout the education. We avoid completely frontloading the General Education, so that students have more time to develop their creative and technical skills in their field of study. You can see an estimated breakdown of the curriculum distribution here:

Curriculum Distribution

The Chart below represents approximations and is provided for general information only. Curriculum is subject to change.

Please note that the curriculum is subject to change. Please see the University Catalog for the most complete and up to date information.