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Course Schedule

Dougherty Family College (DFC) students follow a structured liberal arts curriculum that will set you up for success in both a four-year college program and your career.

The classes at DFC are the same general core courses all undergraduates at St. Thomas take during their first two years. Since DFC courses are St. Thomas courses, you will have a smooth transition to St. Thomas four-year (bachelor's) degree programs.

Our courses are rigorous but we provide students with a lot of academic support. In addition, faculty select textbooks, readings, and design assignments that reflect and honor the rich and diverse cultural backgrounds of our students. We will challenge and support you to do your best in all of your classes. You will have an engaging and fun academic experience at DFC.

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We know taking new classes and going to college can be overwhelming. We’re here to help—if you feel overwhelmed by courses or about any part of the college journey, don’t hesitate to connect with us.

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Credit Transfer from Dual-Enrollment Programs

If you have earned credits during high school (e.g., AP, IB, CIS, PSEO), you must decline those credits for equivalent courses that are offered in the curriculum for the Associate of Arts degree at the Dougherty Family College. All other credits for non-equivalent courses will be treated as elective credits.