What Is a Liberal Arts Education and How Will It Benefit You?


The liberal arts form of education covers five main areas of study: the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. If you’re looking for a well-rounded, comprehensive, engaging form of education that will set you up to succeed and thrive, liberal arts is right for you.


You’ll learn more than just what’s on the syllabus.

At UMN Morris, the liberal arts form of education is incorporated into all classes, as well as the overall curriculum. Regardless of your major, you’ll be able to take courses in everything from art and music to math and science, giving you a comprehensive, well-rounded education. You’ll master skills like critical thinking, effective communication, and creative problem-solving while strengthening your analytical, investigative, and intellectual abilities. You'll be encouraged and supported in trying new things and reaching your full potential. Most of all, a liberal arts education from UMN Morris will set you up to be career-flexible in an ever-changing world, well-positioned for what comes next.

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General Education Requirements

The University of Minnesota and its faculty are committed to providing an education that invites you to investigate the world from new perspectives, learn new ways of thinking, and grow as an active citizen and lifelong learner. The University’s general education requirements are designed to be integrated throughout your four-year undergraduate experience. These courses provide you an opportunity to explore fields outside your major and complement your major curriculum with a multidisciplinary perspective.