Academics at Utica College
Our Academic Promise
An Integrated Program, Focused on Success
The foundation for Utica College's undergraduate academic program is a commitment to liberal education integrated with professional study. At UC you gain practical, career-focused knowledge and experiences while developing the intellectual skills you need to succeed, not only in your career but throughout your life as a flourishing individual and responsible citizen.
5 Key Intellectual Skills
Infused throughout every aspect of Utica College's undergraduate programs are five key intellectual skills the College considers essential to a liberal education:
The ability to communicate information and attitudes clearly and precisely.
Critical Analysis and Reasoning
The ability to seek out relevant evidence, evaluate it, and draw justified conclusions.
The ability to draw fruitful connections between topics and ideas and to create new understanding.
An understanding of the nature and origins of the social world and an ability to operate within it.
The ability to interpret quantitative information and to present information in quantitative forms.
Utica College's faculty have developed ways to assess how well students have mastered the five skills. Our commitment to students is that they will have made significant and measurable progress towards mastering these skills by the time they graduate.