“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

What makes you come alive? What is it that makes you tick? That compels you to discover, to explore, to learn.

Each human being is different. We must experiment to discover what it is we love; that makes us come alive. The Core Program is a series of short courses Cedar College provides you for this experimentation…to widen your horizons, to inflame and unsettle your mind and to discover who you are by allowing you to choose from a variety of disciplines and encouraging you to think holistically.

The Core Program at Cedar College therefore has one purpose: exposure. It exposes students to new ways of thinking and being, to a common vocabulary of ideas and skills, to interdisciplinary learning, to arts and sciences, to music and theatre, to issues of culture and identity, to self-discovery and self-development. The Core Program includes courses as diverse as “Understanding Human Behavior”, “Public Speaking”, “STEMM” and “Trial, Error and the Search for Happiness“, to name a few.

The Core Program at Cedar is a selection of courses that all students are required to complete before they graduate. Students must complete a minimum of 4 Core Courses over a period of two years.

Each Core course lasts two months with two classes scheduled every week. Students complete the Core with a heightened appreciation of various disciplines and a better understanding of themselves and society while sharpening skills in critical thinking and analytical writing.

Some of the Cores courses Cedar College is currently offering include:

  • Applied Improvisation.
  • Personal Statement Writing.
  • STEMM.
  • Public Speaking & Presentation.
  • Trial, Error & the Search for Happiness.
  • Mindfulness.