Integrative Studies (Core) Curriculum

This is the full Integrative Studies Curriculum. Some students satisfy some of these requirements before coming to Houghton or through other Houghton pathways (like our honors experiences).

Faith Foundation

  • Biblical Literature
  • Introduction to Christianity


  • Writing in the Liberal Arts

Foreign Language

  • Foreign language, one year’s study

Health and Wellness

  • Fitness for Life with Lab  
  • First activity
  • Second activity

Creation: understanding the natural world

  • Mathematics
  • Lab science

Culture: understanding human thought and creative expression across time

  • Art or Music
  • History
  • Literature 
  • Philosophy

Community: understanding human society

  • Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
  • An additional course in another of these disciplines
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