At the heart of a Grace education are academically challenging courses that are specifically designed to foster a thirst for character, competence and service within the hearts and minds of our students. Every student at Grace completes a series of general education courses and thus enjoys a common experience that stretches across all the disciplines. Explicitly taught from a liberal arts approach, the core challenges our students to acknowledge God's infallible source of truth as revealed in His Word (Special Revelation) and through His Works, His creation (General Revelation). Courses in the core are driven by the mission and evangelical heritage of the college and have been created around four key human relationships: with God, with others, with self and with the world, which includes both culture and the environment.
We believe that worshiping Christ, following His Calling, connecting with others and engaging His world are key to unlocking an academic experience that strengthens character, sharpens competence and prepares for service. We also believe that an education that emphasizes the integration of faith and learning lays the foundation for and is in perfect concert with our mission. At Grace, we are committed to a life of worship and spiritual growth. We actively look for reflective and practical ways that Christianity intersects with the disciplines we teach in our classrooms.
Grace is unique in that the coordination of the Core Curriculum is organizationally and strategically placed under the Student Affairs Department. This creates an atmosphere where faculty and Student Affairs professionals work together as they equip students with foundational knowledge, instill a curiosity for learning and prepare students to think critically, creatively, globally and faithfully.
We want students to develop a love for learning from multiple disciplines, so that they may continually evaluate the changing world around them and navigate the career changes the economy may require. At Grace, our students learn how to learn well. We believe the Grace Core provides students with a foundation of scholarship that not only boosts their personal studies but also creates a desire for life-long learning.