The Hallmarks Program for General Education

This program has given me a broader education and has given me a better understanding of the world. I will continue to apply these learning goals throughout graduate school, and in my clinical experiences.

Jefferson Student, Class of 2021

Hallmarks FAQs

Have questions about the Hallmarks Program? Check out our FAQs for answers about the program, the Hallmarks Pathway, and more.


Hallmarks Core Sequence

The Hallmarks Core is a sequence of courses that all students take, no matter which major they choose. Each of these courses targets one or more of the Hallmarks learning goals and produces work that you can feature in your Hallmarks Pathway.


Pathway & Learning Goals

The Hallmarks Program guides you through the development of your Hallmarks Pathway — a digital gallery documenting your transformative experiences at Jefferson. Items in your Pathway are linked to our eight Hallmarks learning goals. 


Hallmarks Curriculum Maps

Hallmarks Curriculum Maps show where you will address the Hallmarks learning goals in your major’s curriculum and produce items that can be added to your Hallmarks Pathway.


Resources & Key Terms

From definitions for some of the terms students and faculty will encounter throughout Hallmarks, to research on topics such as the curation of eportfolios, successes in design thinking for education reform and metacognition, our resources add additional reading for all audiences.

Through this program, I was able to think more about the trajectory of my life and where I want to be after graduation by being provided with the necessary skills to be a leader in my industry.    

Jefferson Student, Class of 2021

Nexus Learning

At Jefferson, we've always believed we needed to create the professionals of the future. (We've been doing it since the 1800s). Our method? We call it Nexus Learning™ - our signature approach that is making Jefferson a transformative force in higher education. We are preparing students for the future of work by ensuring development of critical skills employers seek for tomorrow’s workplace.


Creativity Core Curriculum

The mission of Jefferson’s Creativity Core Curriculum is to cultivate a confident and flexible lifelong mindset through learning opportunities that explore individual and collaborative creative aptitude and equip students to yield novel and valuable results.