An Investment for Life
Through a liberal arts education, you're encouraged and challenged to grapple with the great questions, enduring issues, and current challenges that confront society.
You’ll learn to read critically and analyze data, to write crisply and speak persuasively—all in preparation for becoming the professional, community, and Church leaders our world needs.
With the freedom to study what you love and explore new topics—through interdisciplinary coursework, cultural immersion, and independent research—you will broaden your view of the world, find a greater sense of purpose, and develop a skillset that will help you flourish no matter where your path leads.
“The investment you make in college is not just for the four years of college or for that first job after college. It’s for a lifetime.”
—John T. McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters
Juan Rangel ’15
Staff Assistant for U.S. Rep. Linda T. Sanchez
The College of Arts and Letters has been an awesome opportunity to really expand my horizons. As we prepare for post-graduate plans, it’s really easy to become consumed into one type of occupation or one type of field, but within Arts and Letters, you really get to experience a broad array of different kinds of fields.”
Alexis Palá ’15
U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Chile
My research in Arts and Letters not only challenged me to think and engage deeply with an issue I am passionate about, but it also forced me to leave my comfort zone and understand who I am as a person, and what impact I want to make—on myself and in the world.”
Joseph Monardo ’14
Business Management Associate, General Mills
Studying in the College of Arts and Letters has really prepared me to move into the workforce. I have quantitative analytical skills and strong confidence in verbal and written communication. I’ve also had the ability to pursue something I’m really passionate about and have gained a broader way to look at the world.”
Olivia Furman ’15
Teaching Fellow, Alliance for Catholic Education
A liberal arts education helps you form the way you think about the world—and the way you think about yourself.”
Jack McKenna ’15
Analyst Trainee, ThyssenKrupp, Singapore
If you’re looking for something you can apply to any career path—this is it.”