The Pioneer Core is Carroll University's general education curriculum, the centerpiece of Carroll's undergraduate experience. Its hallmark is its integrating theme - CULTURE. The Pioneer Core program aims to prepare students for professional and personal success throughout their lives as they build futures in a globalized and rapidly changing world. The five course series covers:

Cultural Seminar

Writing Seminar

Cross-Cultural Development

Cross-Cultural Experience

Global Perspectives Colloquium

These courses provide an intentional cross-cultural thread from freshman through senior year, with a final colloquium to allow students the opportunity for critical reflection. The Cross-Cultural Component provides continuity and coherence for the whole Pioneer Core program.