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Liberal Arts

Ready for What’s Ahead

Any university can give you rigorous academics, contact with professional faculty, and new experiences through community. Any college or university can teach you how to make a living. But at Taylor, we think the four years you spend here should mark you for life, and equip you for a life that is well-lived.

That’s why we’re proud to be an evangelical liberal arts university.

Why Choose a Liberal Arts College?

Just as the life you live right now is multifaceted - school, home, church, after-school job or extracurricular activities, friends - your life after college will be even more so. Over the course of your working life, you may change careers, experience loss or hardship, lead a team of people, solve complex problems, and learn skills from the ground up. A liberal arts education prepares you to grow and adapt to whatever situation or experience you may be walking through.

Your life after college will involve more than simply working, so Taylor’s foundational core classes work in conjunction with your major classes to prepare you with a whole-person emphasis. You’ll take classes that dive into:

  • Spiritual foundation
  • Caring for your physical health
  • Appreciating fine arts and literature
  • Building skills in public speaking and communicating
  • Civic engagement and social sciences
  • Math and other sciences

Sure, we understand: sometimes you feel more comfortable studying one area rather than another. That’s why our Foundational Core offers options in most categories to allow students to focus on classes they are interested in. But you might be surprised - the class you were uncertain about might become something you really enjoy!

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The Value of a Christian Liberal Arts Education

A liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. A Taylor education goes a step farther: laying a strong spiritual foundation by integrating our shared faith and values into every class. You’ll learn to clearly see God’s hand and craftsmanship in every area of life, and develop as a servant leader in your calling and career. With 98% of graduates employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, we believe our integrated approach to Christian liberal arts works.

Prepared for work in a variety of sectors

You’ll learn be a diverse thinker, detailed analyzer, proficient communicator, and accomplished researcher—equipped to discuss life’s important questions, address human problems, push the limits on the human potential, and persevere with a sense of global responsibility.

A degree that’s appealing to employers

Employers know that liberal arts graduates can adapt, grow, and quickly learn new skills. They also appreciate the emphasis on public speaking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication.

A solid foundation for graduate study

If your future goals include graduate study, a liberal arts background will help give you the ability to learn across a diverse field of studies.

Introduction to career choices

Thanks to the range of subjects covered by a liberal arts degree, you’ll be able to make more informed decisions when choosing a preferred career path.

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Rooted in Faith and Learning

At Taylor, we seek to understand more about our Creator, His creation, and our place in His plan of redemption by infusing Christianity into every class. Since 100% of our faculty members report a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you’ll see this commitment to integrating faith and learning modeled for you every day.

There’s a lot at stake, and we take this mission seriously. After graduation, it’ll be your turn to take your story into your workplace, school, and community. That’s why it’s so important for you to use your time at Taylor to practice becoming a lifelong learner and truth-seeker. After these four years, you’ll be prepared to put your Christian education to work by discipling others and sharing Christ’s redemptive love and truth with a world in need.

That’s what a life well-lived looks like.

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