ReInvigorating Our Shared Education

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University provide students an education grounded in two key traditions: the Catholic Intellectual Tradition as guided by the Benedictine principles of the colleges’ founders and the liberal arts tradition of broad, multi-disciplinary, inquiry.

Based on these traditions, we built a model of general education that has students use these values to study a complex, dynamic and diverse world. Our curriculum challenges students to integrate every aspect of their learning — to see relationships among the arts, the sciences and the humanities.

Our graduates learn to make connections across their studies, their lives, and their communities, and in so doing, learn how to use numerous methods and perspectives to work toward the common good.

Watch a presentation on the draft of the new model:

Read the Draft Model Information (PDF)