Liberal Arts

A liberal arts education is not designed to train you for a specific job, but it does prepare you for the world of work by providing you with an invaluable set of employability skills, including the ability to think for yourself, the skills to communicate effectively, and the capacity for lifelong learning. Critical thinking, communication, creative problem solving, self-expression, innovative research, and lifelong learning—all skills a liberal arts degree emphasizes—are central to a great career and a well-lived life. A liberal arts degree prepares students for a life of learning. Students become critical readers not only of human experience but also of the lenses through which they themselves interpret or “read” the world. Examining not only what other people look at but also at how they look at it, creates the capacity for empathy and for more effective and fulfilling communication between people who might be very different from each other.