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Value of a Liberal Arts Education

The Liberal Arts Core lies at the center of academic pursuits at Marymount.
 
A liberal arts education in the Catholic intellectual tradition is based on the belief that students must examine a wide array of ideas and issues in order to develop the broad foundation of knowledge and the depth of understanding that are critical to a successful and satisfying life. This kind of well-rounded education fosters the development of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, encourages the unbiased pursuit of truth, introduces students to various modes of inquiry, and provides a strong basis for lifelong learning.
 
A liberal arts education in the Catholic intellectual tradition involves study in the humanities, philosophy and religious studies, and other disciplines. Such study leads to increased understanding of self, others, and the world at large.
 
At Marymount, the Liberal Arts Core enriches students’ learning and opens doors to the future.