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What is Liberal Arts?

A truly distinctive education

A liberal arts education develops your creative, analytical, investigative, and intellectual strength.

It provides:

  • Opportunities to learn how to think critically
  • Experiences to develop the skills to communicate effectively

At Morris you’ll learn more than just what’s on the syllabus.


  • Embrace a wide range of subjects
  • Strengthen your ability to think logically
  • Cultivate complex problem-solving skills
  • Discover your passion

Engagement in a full range of core subjects will form the framework of your education and the foundation for your chosen major:

  • Art
  • Foreign language
  • History
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Writing

You’ll be exposed to ideas, information, and ways of thinking that will expand your mind and lead you to your academic passion.

And you’ll be prepared for whatever your future holds—

  • Advanced degree programs
  • Career flexibility
  • Lifelong learning
  • Global citizenship

It’s a truly distinctive education, and it’s why our students are so well positioned to succeed.

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  • 52%

    of students participate in undergraduate research or creative production

  • 13:1

    student : faculty ratio

  • 99%

    of faculty have the highest degree in their fields