Fostering an Appreciation of the Liberal Arts
The University will support a culture of free inquiry and self-reflective learning, in which the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences together help students to become thoughtful individuals who will never lose their passion for engaging new ideas. This liberal arts core, vigorously complemented with intensified study in the student’s major, will be enriched by programs such as co-operative education, international student exchange, internships, and service-learning. We will prepare students to succeed in the job market or to undertake further education. The knowledge, skills, and values students learn will also provide them with the critical tools needed to adapt to the new challenges in our age of rapid technological change, preparing them to accept increasing levels of career, civic and social responsibility.