The liberal arts—a renewable, sustainable education
You are at the heart of a Morris liberal arts education. A liberal arts education develops your creative, analytical, investigative, and intellectual strength. You are the focus of a liberal arts education at Morris.
The liberal arts create the renewability and sustainability—the forever—of your Morris education. Engagement in a full range of core subjects—writing, foreign language, science, history, art, social sciences, and courses in diversity—will form the framework of your Morris education and the academic foundation for your chosen major. You'll be exposed to ideas, information, and ways of thinking that will expand your mind and your life…and lead you to your academic passion. And, you’ll be prepared for whatever your future holds—for advanced degree programs, for flexibility in your career, for lifelong learning, for citizenship in communities around the globe.
“My uncle graduated from Morris, and he told me this was the best school for liberal arts. I've discovered new ways of learning. And more about myself.”
Morris students find the facts
Morris students learn how to ask the right questions and find the right data—whether the topic is the health of Minnesota lakes or what rocks in American popular culture.
Morris students connect the dots
Morris students learn that one thing leads to another. They take what they learn in one place and apply it to something else—a math class, the drawing studio, an on-campus performance, a blog, a job interview. It's amazing.
“I didn't have a real understanding of what liberal arts education meant until my classes were in motion. You start to see themes across different fields with various professors. Even biology and management are related. Your experience at Morris encourages you to pull from everything you've learned and all facets of life.”
Morris students debate all sides
Morris students learn to command a subject, to inform and persuade others. They aren't afraid to swap opinions.
“I've learned the world is not black and white—there's a lot of gray. You must listen to other arguments and accept people even when you disagree with their opinions.”
Morris students write
It's part of learning to think, to analyze, and to connect the dots for yourself and for others. It's important. Employers need multi-talented brains, and strong communication skills are mandatory in the career world.
Morris graduates can, and do, go anywhere
Morris students grow…in knowledge, in intellectual skills, in confidence. They've got a double-strength elastic understanding—the kind that can define and pursue career goals as changes occur in the work world of the future. Equipped and empowered with a solid liberal arts foundation, Morris graduates can do anything and everything.
“College is the place for self-discovery. And at Morris, I've come to understand what my goals are. You can't help but get a better idea of who you are as an individual here.”