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Liberal Arts College and Liberal Arts Education

While the liberal arts have declined in popularity in the past 50 years, part of this decline may be attributed to a misunderstanding of what a liberal education really is. Here are some definitions.

Wanna Go To Med School? Forget Science. Major in Liberal Arts.

Most assume that in order to go to medical school, one must major in the sciences. But I tell people all the time that medical schools want interesting, educated, creative human beings. A philosophy major will do just as well, as long as one takes the basic requisites in the sciences (including the dreaded organic chemistry). But it turns out that organic chemistry might even be optional.