Why should a liberal arts education be the preferred choice for students today, when vocational alternatives might seem to offer a more expedient path to success?
In the IU College of Arts and Sciences, we believe that helping our students land a first job after college is critically important. We also believe that the liberal arts and sciences offer something more substantial and profound. Here, we equip our students with the skills needed to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. Not only are these the skills that employers say they value most in the workplace, they provide the best preparation for lifelong success in a world of complexity, uncertainty, and change.
This is why a liberal arts education has never been more valuable.
Today, the College is investing in innovation. We are asking big questions and seeking creative ways to deliver a newly imagined liberal arts experience—one that is distinctly relevant to 21st-century students. Rather than rest on the College’s impressive legacy, we are hard at work, drawing on our historic strengths and our creative will to find new and better ways to prepare our students to respond with confidence to the greatest challenges facing our world.
This is our vision.