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President's Welcome

Beck A. TaylorThe value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.
-- Albert Einstein

The College of Arts & Sciences houses the curricular core of Whitworth University. Faculty engage students in an education of mind and heart aimed at the development of the complete individual. That development prepares students for lives of meaningful service and productive careers. The college's graduates learn to think critically, reason coherently and communicate clearly about local, national, and global issues facing Christ's church and society. A strong liberal arts foundation is embedded within every major, providing opportunities for students to reflect upon their callings, their beliefs, and questions of meaning, and to perfect their skills and abilities to meet the challenges of the 21st-century workplace.

Whitworth's liberal arts graduates excel in almost every career field, serving in law, business, government, education, medicine, and research -- venues where they make vital contributions to the communities and the world in which they live.

Whitworth University has always been an institution built upon the liberal arts, and with that strong foundation, I am confident that our graduates will continue to make a difference in the world. A degree from Whitworth University's College of Arts & Sciences is more than preparation for a career -- it is preparation for a vocation, and for a life of meaning and fulfillment.

Beck A. Taylor