Elements of a Susquehanna Education

There are three major elements of coursework at Susquehanna:

  • The Central Curriculum forms the broad liberal arts base in preparation for specialized study in any field. Central Curriculum courses are spread over four years and total about 40 percent of the graduation requirements.
  • Major programs build on the Central Curriculum foundation and usually total one-third of courses taken. Majors are designed to provide a broad introduction to the theory and practice of each field; students may choose departmental, interdisciplinary or self-designed majors. Each student must complete a capstone course in the major (see majors list).
  • Electives typically make up the remaining coursework. These may be used to pursue one or more minors or a second major, to work in an internship, or simply to develop individual interests that may expand career options.