Sacred Heart Academics

Sacred Heart provides its students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person. 

In addition to courses that pertain to specific majors, programs, and areas of concentration, Sacred Heart University includes a Core Curriculum in its academics. The Sacred Heart Core Curriculum exists so that students may become knowledgeable and educated people. The Core is foundational to each student’s individual major and to life-long learning. Sacred Heart believes the Core will be essential for personal and professional success in a global and ever changing world.

The core curriculum consists of 3 areas:

•    Foundational Core: courses that develop skills needed for a global world and ever-changing society
•    Common Core: The Human Journey is academically rigorous, distinct, enduring, and is Sacred Heart University's academic signature.  It culminates with a capstone course which focuses on the practice of ethical thinking and moral decision making, shaping the values that one would expect to be taught at the best liberal arts college
•    Elective Core: courses that develop knowledge needed for the major and for life-long learning

Sacred Heart University has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, with an average class size of around 22 students.