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A Hilbert College education goes beyond the classroom. You'll have close working relationships with outstanding faculty, opportunities to gain hands-on experience through internships, and discover career directions you never considered before. Based on a stimulating liberal arts education, Hilbert's approach inspires a passion for learning and provides you a foundation for life. You'll be prepared to start your career immediately or continue your education at the graduate level. Explore our exciting majors.


According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities, “a truly liberal education is one that prepares us to live responsible, productive, and creative lives in a dramatically changing world. It is an education that fosters a well-grounded intellectual resilience, a disposition toward lifelong learning, and an acceptance of responsibility for the ethical consequences of our ideas and actions.” To achieve these broad objectives, Hilbert College believes that they cannot be taught in isolation but must be taught as an integral part of a cumulative, holistic curriculum that integrates into professional training the development  of lifelong skills that transfer well to a wide variety of occupations.

As part of these general educational goals, the curriculum is designed to promote the following six objectives cumulatively over the student’s time at Hilbert. All courses will indicate which of the six objectives they are designed to strengthen. Certain required courses will attempt to reinforce all six objectives. Thus, the student will consciously monitor the development of these skills until, in the student’s senior year; the student will register for a capstone experience which will measure the student’s mastery of these six goals. 

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