College Competencies, Experiences and Proven Learning Outcomes
The Holy Cross Experience prepares you to become a knowledgeable, compassionate, and confident leader in your chosen field. You’ll develop what the Brothers of Holy Cross call “the competence to see and the courage to act!”
Regardless of your major, all Holy Cross students share a core of exceptional academic experiences and individual accomplishments while earning their BA degree. From the first semester of freshman year to the final semester of senior year, you and your fellow classmates form a community of learners who participate in the same core curriculum and key experiences and together practice cooperation, communication and leadership to accomplish your goals.
Our experiential learning program includes–service learning, international travel, a professional internship, classroom experiences, and a Capstone Presentation.
This one-of-a-kind core has been developed out of a long tradition of practical, liberal arts education and is focused on producing strong graduates who possess five core competencies that employers and graduate schools look for in their candidates. Our graduates are:
• Critical and Creative Thinkers
• Effective Communicators-Both Written and Oral
• Developed in Human and Spiritual Growth
• Technologically Savvy and Computer Literate
• Able to Reason Quantitatively
No matter what you do or where you go in life, these college competencies will support and magnify your success. You’ll develop these competencies through structured assignments and classroom participation, and you’ll be tested by experience in the real world.