The PCSB curriculum consists of three main components: Providence College core curriculum, core business requirements, and major-specific requirements

Click here to view the Providence College Undergraduate Catalog. The catalog contains useful information including the academic calendar, degree requirements, course offerings, and academic policies and procedures. 

Providence College Core Curriculum

At the very heart of the PC academic experience is the core curriculum. This intellectual journey through the disciplines highlights the breadth of a liberal arts education in the Catholic and Dominican traditions and provides you with the skills needed for life after PC — the ability to communicate clearly, to think more critically, and to value diversity.

The one-of-a-kind Development of Western Civilization program is central to PC’s core curriculum. This four-semester program is a team-taught, interdisciplinary expedition into history’s greatest minds and defining events. You’ll be challenged to listen, to think, and to speak. And, in the end, you’ll be prepared to make your own history.

PC core curriculum includes both core foundational components and core proficiencies.

Core Foundational Components

Development of Western Civilization (16-20 credits)

Social Science (ECN 101 or 102) – 3 credits

Fine Arts – 3 credits

Philosophy (1 Ethics) – 6 credits

Quantitative Reasoning (MTH 108 or higher) – 3 credits

Natural Science – 3 credits

Theology (200 & 300 level) – 6 credits

Core Proficiencies

Core proficiencies may be fulfilled by business core and/or major-specific coursework. Please see the appropriate academic planning form that corresponds to your major and year of graduation.

Intensive Writing I & II


Oral Communication

Civic Engagement

Learn more about the PC core foundational components (requirements) and core proficiencies.

Business Core Requirements

All business undergraduate majors share a common set of core courses. This allows students more flexibility to switch between business majors during their first two years and ensures that business graduates have a broad understanding of all major disciplines.

MGT 301 – Organizational Behavior

FIN 207 – Managerial Finance I

FIN 310 – Operations Management I

ACC 203/204 – Financial & Managerial Accounting

MTH 108 or higher – Mathematics for Business Analysis II

MGT 330 – Legal Environment of Business

FIN 113 – Data applications in Business

MKT 205 – Principles of Marketing

ECN 101/102 – Principles of Economics: Micro & Macro

MTH 217 – Introduction to Statistics

Major-specific Requirements

In addition to the business core requirements, each business major has major-specific requirements. Please see the appropriate academic planning form that corresponds to your major and year of graduation. Academic planning forms can be found here. The Undergraduate Catalog can be found here.