Become an Innovative Thinker

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Why Liberal Arts & Sciences?

With 120 academic programs, the College offers the most diverse academic options of any school at KU. Study how ancient cultures impact society today, learn math skills to take to the business world or focus on scientific study to change the world. You’ll gain a broad base of knowledge and develop skills employers are looking for, including critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, team work, strong communication and ethical judgment.

According to a report by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, employers "overwhelmingly" endorse broad learning as the best preparation for long-term career success. Employers surveyed said:
  • Broad learning should be an expected part of the coursework for all students, regardless of their chosen major or field of study
  • More than three out of four employers agreed that every college student should be exposed to the liberal arts and sciences
  • 96 percent of employers agreed that all students should gain knowledge of our democratic institutions, which is done through liberal arts courses

The curriculum in the College teaches you to read and interpret complex texts, improves your writing ability, nurtures creativity and helps with critical thinking—the skills your future employers covet. There is no end to the opportunities the College can give you to make the most of your future.