Hallmarks Core Sequence

The Hallmarks Core is a carefully designed sequence of courses that all Jefferson students complete, no matter which major they choose. These 14 courses add up to 40 credit hours, or about a third of your education, as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This curriculum guides you progressively through your education in the eight Hallmarks learning goals and also provides support for the completion of your Hallmarks Pathway. 

Each of the Hallmarks Core courses targets one or more of the Hallmarks learning goals, while also contributing to a broader education that expands your understanding of the world. Each year of the curriculum features one touchstone course, where your completion of the Hallmarks Pathway is evaluated and advanced.

Courses that are shown across multiple years can be taken during any of those years depending on the schedule of the individual student.

Hallmarks Core by year