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The Roosevelt CORE

The Roosevelt CORE is a set of required classes and experiences for all undergraduate students entering fall 2018 or later. The CORE takes advantage of Roosevelt’s small, supportive campus environment in a dynamic urban location, connecting you with our mission and helping you meet your goals.


CORE Connections

Create meaningful relationships with classmates and work closely with accomplished faculty through collaborative coursework and experiential learning. Your CORE classes and experiences help you develop individual connections that support your success in college and beyond.


CORE Opportunity

Participate in Roosevelt’s legacy of providing opportunity for professional advancement to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Build your communication and analytical skills while completing co-curricular activities designed to enhance your academic proficiency and career readiness.


CORE Competencies

Explore your own perspectives in relation to others and reflect on your values through challenging mission-related coursework. Roosevelt’s inclusive environment fosters interpersonal understanding, global awareness and lifelong learning.


CORE Experience

Challenge yourself with transformational hands-on experiences that connect you to Roosevelt and help you become a leader in your career and community. Internships, service opportunities or volunteering allow you to apply your learning outside the classroom.

The Five CORE Competencies

CORE Responsibility

The CORE helps you develop the knowledge and skills that will allow you to become a socially conscious leader in your career and community.

  • Civic & Social Engagement
  • Inquiry, Analysis & Decision-Making
  • Literacy & Communication
  • Personal & Social Awareness
  • Integrated Learning

The CORE Curriculum

CORE Curriculum

CORE classes help you develop crucial skills, such as writing and critical thinking, as well as provide foundational knowledge in a variety of subjects like history, sociology or science. CORE, together with your major, also offers experiential learning opportunities which give you a chance to connect in-class learning to real-world experiences.