Our distinctive core curriculum lies at the heart of undergraduate education at Belmont Abbey College. The core subjects you study will help you succeed in college, prepare you for your career, and enable you to become a more knowledgeable, thoughtful person.
Through studying the liberal arts in a Catholic, Benedictine context, you will not only focus on the good, the true, and the beautiful, but also gain a deep understanding of the literature, history, science, social science, philosophy, and theology that have shaped Western Civilization. Studying Rhetoric, Logic, Grammar, and Writing, as well as the Fine Arts and the U. S. Constitution, will give you the skills, knowledge, and habits that will enable you to live a successful, moral, and ultimately good and happy life.
Studying the liberal arts will help you to think analytically, write and speak well, and master quantitative skills. As the term “liberal arts” implies, this kind of education will free you from ignorance, pettiness, and prejudice, but it will also free you to use all of your abilities and talents to become the person you were meant to be.
- FS 101 First-Year Symposium, 3 credits
N.B.: Students transferring more than 13 credit hours to Belmont Abbey College are not required to take the First-Year Symposium
- Foundational Skills in the Liberal Arts
- Further Explorations in the Liberal Arts
- Other Graduation Requirements