UST's core curriculum empowers you with knowledge, integrity and skills to serve society with conviction and become a leader in your field. You will explore the balance between what faith believes and what reason discovers.
We want to make sure you find the professional path aligned with your purpose, so when that alarm clock rings every morning for years to come, you’ll wake up excited to go out into the world and do great things.
Dr. Christopher EvansDean, School of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Theology
BE A LIGHT SHINING THROUGH DARKNESS
Within the secular world that increasingly reduces people to their mere material worth – physical ability, financial capacity, appearance and influence – UST offers a sanctuary where you will develop your mind, body and spirit.
Imagine a halo of light embracing our campus, shining out into the broader world as a beacon of hope. The teachings within the core curriculum affirm that everyone can contribute to society regardless of material qualities, and transcend toward excellence.
UST provided me a strong foundation in the sciences. Plus, my philosophy and theology classes gave me a better understanding of my patients’ beliefs and background so I can fully serve their needs. My UST degree is invaluable.
Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MDPrimary Care Sports Medicine Physician, Houston, TX | B.A. Biology and B.A. Chemistry, 2005
SOLVE OLD PROBLEMS WITH NEW THINKING
Through learning about everything from theology to math, art to science, you’ll build a broad base of knowledge that connects ideas across disciplines, giving you deeper powers of thinking and understanding.
Today’s employers prize innovators who drive progress and tangible growth. You’ll stand out from the crowd as you enter the professional sphere with strong critical and creative thinking skills, writing skills and excitement to solve unsolved problems.
My training in philosophy at UST taught me how to be persuasive, think on my feet, communicate and write well. The ability to write well is so important to so many employers these days.
Melissa PrazakB.A. Philosophy and M.A. Thomistic Philosophy from the Center of Thomistic Studies, 2016 | Evangelization Consultant for the Archdiocese of Boston
Study the relationship between faith and reason, and possible conflicts between what science discovers and what faith believes.
LIBERAL ARTS TRADITION
Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the core curriculum at UST revolves around the seven classical liberal arts. Liberal arts education is the oldest method of higher education in Western history, spanning almost 2,000 years.
The goal is to educate and prepare you to be a wise and virtuous participant in civic life. Wisdom is understanding the truth. Virtue is living in accordance with it. Through our teaching, we nurture growth of your mind, body and spirit.
THE 7 CLASSICAL LIBERAL ARTSTHE 7 CLASSICAL LIBERAL ARTS
The art of persuasion through speech or writing
The study of language and its correct usage
The study of reasoning, deciding whether something is true or false
The art of expressing thoughts and emotions through sound
The study of the calculation of numbers
The study of the shape and relative arrangement of things
The study of the universe, space and celestial objects