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The Benefit of a Liberal Arts Education

What is your definition of academic value? How will a liberal education help you achieve your goals for a career? For your life? For your family?

A Hilbert College education offers value beyond the classroom. As a student in one of our liberal arts programs, you’ll be able to take advantage of a number of benefits. You’ll enjoy close working relationships with outstanding faculty, opportunities to gain hands-on experience through internships, and the discovery of career directions you might not have otherwise considered. Based on a stimulating liberal arts education, Hilbert's approach to academics 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.


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. 

Liberal Learning Outcomes & General Education Core Curriculum >>>