College of Liberal Arts

Why Liberal Arts


Liberal arts students learn to think critically, communicate effectively and lead. Our curriculum emphasizes ethics, integrity, citizenship and awareness of global issues. Employers are increasingly seeking this type of well-rounded person in the workplace. Our alumni have careers in politics, international relations, management, education, law, medicine and more.

Liberal Arts majors:

  • Are some of the most creative problem solvers because they are introduced to a wide variety of subjects from multiple points of view-oftentimes drawing upon centuries of perspective.
  • Hone and refine their communication skills through rigorous language and writing requirements, as well as a wide variety of course papers and projects.
  • Gain critical thinking and analysis skills by selecting interdisciplinary coursework, research and experiential opportunities that meet their academic and personal interests.
  • Benefit from being part of a large and diverse student body in an environment that supports students as individuals with unique needs, goals and challenges.
  • Appreciate literature, art and the pursuit of knowledge, thus beginning their journey as lifetime learners.

Gloria Hwang (pictured above) is a 2011 psychology alumna, and the founder and CEO of Thousand.

"While I was a psychology major, I not only learned softer skills like understanding human motivation, but also harder skills like designing research studies," Hwang said. "As an entrepreneur, a liberal arts education helped me become a more well-rounded thinker."

Read more about Hwang and Thousand on Life & Letters.

Photo courtesy of Thousand

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