Our Academic Promise
The foundation for Utica College's entire undergraduate academic program is a commitment to liberal education integrated with professional study.
A liberal education is designed to help you develop the intellectual skills you need to succeed, not only in your career but throughout your life as a flourishing individual and responsible citizen.
Utica College's commitment to liberal education dovetails with its historical mission of educating students for rewarding careers. Whether you are in a professionally focused major such as physical therapy, computer science, or economic crime investigation or in a more traditional liberal arts major such as biology, history, or philosophy, you will develop the intellectual skills that define a liberal education, while you also gain practical, career-focused experiences.
In October 2002, Utica College's faculty adopted 10 goals which reflect the skills they consider critical to a liberal education. The 10 goals shape all aspects of the College's undergraduate programs, including:
Academic Majors- Focused programs of study leading to a degree.
Utica College's faculty are developing ways to assess how well students have mastered the 10 goals. Our commitment to students is that they will have made significant and measurable progress towards these goals by the time they graduate.
UC's 10 Goals of Liberal Education
Read, write, and speak well
Understand quantitative reasoning
Use information technology
Appreciate the arts
Understand the scientific method
Understand human behavior and social structures
Interact with diverse people
Understand the interrelationships between different disciplines