The liberal education program is the bedrock of university studies in UA&P.
The University focuses on developing the whole person, as well as combines breadth of learning and professional specialization, in its educational programs. Our students go through a strong liberal education program in their first years in the University. Thereafter, they begin to take subjects in their chosen field of specialization. If they choose a five-year program and meet all its academic requirements, they may graduate with a master’s degree in five years.
As they take up these various areas of knowledge, the students are trained to look at ideas with a critical eye, an analytical mind, and ethical judgment, and to understand issues from differing points of view. And as the subjects are taught using a multidisciplinary approach, the students learn to make connections across disciplines and see the big picture while understanding the complexity of each part. The liberal arts program also trains students to communicate ideas clearly, precisely and persuasively in speech and in writing.
The first three years’ offerings blend perfectly with the last two years of professional skills training. The liberal arts add grace and bearing to professional knowhow. The professional training continues using the multidisciplinary approach, which requires students to relate their specialization to the other sciences—a definite advantage in the professional world.