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Why Study Liberal Arts?
Liberal Arts programs expose students to the social, political, artistic and intellectual development of the cultures throughout the world. By learning about the historical and modern influences on contemporary society, students develop a critical understanding of their position and responsibilities as citizens of the world.
Whatever the field of study, College of Humanities and Social Sciences students engage in reading, writing, research and analytical thinking that prepare them for success in many areas of work and in post-baccalaureate study. Employers often report a preference for liberal arts graduates who have strong communication and thinking skills that encourage creativity and innovation. Law schools, medical school and other professional and graduate programs seek students who can write well, who are skilled in problem-solving and who are comfortable in a diverse environment.