The Liberal Arts in Practice
Putting the liberal arts into practice defines a Beloit College education. Practitioners of the liberal arts synthesize knowledge and experience, are able to transfer it to new settings, and through meaningful reflection and self-assessment, build on prior experiences to confront new challenges and take full advantage of new opportunities. Beloit College students practice the liberal arts not only by acquiring depth of knowledge in a major area of study but also by taking full ownership of their education, bringing to their everyday lives a sense of purpose and consequence.
Through its graduation requirements, and especially through careful advising and mentorship, Beloit College encourages students to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for the practice of the liberal arts.
Beloit students complete:
- A capstone experience
- A required “beyond the classroom” Liberal Arts in Practice experience
- Three writing-intensive courses, a quantitative reasoning class, and one intercultural literacy course.
- In addition to an Initiatives orientation and discovery course in their first semester, students also tackle classes on Big Questions and Transformational Works while earning five credits across five domains that focus on systems, arts, behavior, the universe, and texts.
[PullQuote_Cir]This curricular flexibility provides students with the range of motion necessary to study broadly (and abroad); double major or double-down in their chosen program; play a sport, an instrument, or a theatrical role; and to pursue work and service opportunities throughout their time on campus.
Beloit College’s mission is to prepare you for anything; to fire your imagination and stoke your curiosity. The Liberal Arts in Practice will help you build the habits of mind, and the confidence to be unusually light on your feet in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and globally competitive world.