“Why,” you may ask, “if I plan to be a writer, must I study math?” And the student preparing for a career in business or information technology wonders, “Why study philosophy or literature?”
Study of the liberal arts and sciences enriches your life, broadens your horizons, and deepens your curiosity about the world. Such study will help you not only become a better student, but a better citizen. Marymount undergraduates prepare for the challenges of today as they develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed, adapt to change, and contribute to society.
In essence, these experiences make you whole. Additionally, today’s employers and institutions of higher learning are looking for individuals who bring skills in communication, critical thinking, ethics, inquiry, information literacy, and global perspective to the table. These are the goals of a Marymount University education – to make you competitive when you take the next step after MU – be it employment or graduate study.
You may be astounded to learn these additional facts and stats*:
- On average, current students are expected to have 10-plus jobs by age 38.
- Many of these jobs do not yet exist.
- These jobs will involve seeking solutions to problems that aren’t currently known.
- The employment work force is constantly changing: One in four workers has been with their current employer less than one year; one in two has been with their current employer less than five years.
* Information taken from Did You Know? 2.0
, Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod
“Teachers have known for centuries that studying different subjects trains the mind to work in different ways: analytically, synthetically, creatively, logically, metaphorically. And now, scientists know that studying different subjects actually changes the biochemical structure of the brain, forming new connections that make it more limber and agile.” (Susan M. Di Biase, Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina, Greensboro)