Undergraduate Academics

A Classical Liberal Arts Education, Guided by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church - a Perfect Blend of Faith and Reason.

Christendom’s academic program is urgently needed by the future citizens and leaders of our nation. It offers students a rigorous course of study, exposing them to the canon of Western Civilization through which they can confidently pursue wisdom and truth in a Catholic environment. The study of an integrated classical liberal arts curriculum, including History, Theology, Political Science and Economics, Classical and Modern Languages, English Language and Literature, Mathematics and Science, and Philosophy is critical for their success in today’s ever-changing culture.

  • 86-credit-hour core curriculum, ordered by Thomistic wisdom within a historical matrix
  • Emphasis on reading and writing papers
  • Catholic Theology and Thomist Philosophy play a central role
  • Small class sizes with personalized attention
  • Christo-centric focus to all subjects

A liberal arts degree from Christendom provides students with a framework for values and ethics, an appreciation of culture, and a sense of civic and religious responsibility. It also gives graduates some of the most important concrete skills needed to be successful leaders in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing job market.

  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical problem solving skills with the ability to think critically
  • Self-motivation and ability to easily adapt to change
  • Leadership qualities with ability to organizate and execute

Some of today’s most successful leaders have liberal arts degrees.

  • Brian Lamb, CEO, C-Span
  • Steve Forbes, CEO, Forbes
  • Steve Case, CEO, America Online
  • Meg Whitman, CEO, eBay
  • Alan Lafley, CEO Proctor and Gamble Company
  • Sally Ride, First American Woman Astronaut in Space
  • Former U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush
  • TV Hosts Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Jon Stewart
  • Jeopardy Host Alex Trebeck
  • Basketball Coach Phil Jackson
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justices Alito, Roberts, Thomas, and Scalia


Newman-Style Liberal Arts

"This process of training, by which the intellect, instead of being formed or sacrificed to some particular or accidental purpose, some specific trade or profession, or study or science, is disciplined for its own sake, for the perception of its own proper object, and for its own highest culture, is called Liberal Education."

-Venerable John Henry Newman

Following Newman's lead, Christendom College does not limit its aims to the training of students for particular careers. It seeks, rather, to give them the arts that are fundamental to the life of reason itself. These "liberal arts" are universal in application, both inside and outside a chosen career.

The liberal arts student learns to think logically and to express himself clearly—skills absolutely necessary for one who wishes to influence his society for the better. He immerses himself in the great ideas and works of the Western tradition in order to appropriate that tradition and make his own contribution to it. He studies the past actions of mankind in history and the morality of individual and corporate deeds in order more prudently to determine his own actions, assess his society, and influence the course of events. For this very reason, no graduates are more eagerly sought in law, business, journalism, politics, teaching, or other professions than the graduates of traditional liberal arts colleges such as Christendom.

Find out more about the beauty of a liberal arts education here.

Learn more about the types of jobs and careers that Christendom College graduates have gone into with their liberal arts degrees!