Liberal Arts Education at A&S
We are at the core of your education.
The College of Arts & Sciences provides coursework in 18 departments spanning the arts, humanities, math, science and social sciences that create the foundation of undergraduate Essential Studies at UND. Building on that core, the college provides depth of study with majors in all four divisions along with several interdisciplinary programs. No matter where you're headed, your journey gets off to a solid start at the College of Arts & Sciences.
A liberal arts education will prepare you to meet the world as you find it, and adapt as it changes.
The landscape of the future workplace is complex, demanding and full of opportunities. Employers are assigning a higher level of responsibility to employees and asking them to use more extensive skills than in the past. No matter your major, with a liberal arts education from UND you graduate with the technological literacy required and the communication and critical thinking skills to thrive. You'll be prepared to change jobs or even careers if needed. You will be equipped to learn and apply knowledge in your personal, professional and civic lives.
What is a liberal arts education?
Liberal arts education is an approach to college learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity and change. This approach emphasizes broad knowledge of the wider world, e.g., science, culture and society, as well as in-depth achievement in a specific field of interest. It helps students develop a sense of social responsibility; strong intellectual and practical skills, such as communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills; and the demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.
How does a liberal arts degree fortify your future?
A liberal arts degree doesn't train you for a narrow specialty. Rather, the purpose of a liberal arts education is lifelong-learning, exploration and discovery.
Classes in liberal arts disciplines often involve writing, crafting an argument, supporting a point of view with research and defending or discussing your idea with others. These skills don't apply to just one field--they apply to many. Evidence shows this is exactly what employers are looking for.
In addition to increasing your employability, liberal arts education provides you a foundation for flexibility and career mobility.
Young adults like you are increasingly interested in finding a career path that matches their values and meets their life goals. Often, navigating that path means changing jobs and even careers. A liberal arts education prepares you with skills and abilities that translate across jobs, helping you craft a journey tailored just for you.