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About the College Core

The College Core is a shared undergraduate academic experience designed to ensure that all TCNJ graduates have the essential skills, knowledge, and values needed to be successful and fulfilled in their personal, professional, intellectual, and civic lives.

Intellectual and
Scholarly Growth

  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Second Language

Social Justice

  • Community Engagement
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Global Perspectives
  • Race and Ethnicity


  • Literary, Visual, or Performing Arts
  • Belief Systems
  • Behavioral, Social, or Cultural Perspectives
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Natural Sciences
  • Quantitative Reasoning
Please note: The Liberal Learning Program has been renamed The College Core, and some of its components have also been renamed. Learn More