Liberal Education Core

Union's vision for the academic experience states that "Union College helps students make learning connections, with a well-qualified faculty that collaborate and cooperate across traditionally separate disciplinary lines. Intellectual and ethical development, plus the ability to make meaningful choices and informed decisions, is nurtured through a variety of on- and off-campus learning experiences."

This vision guided the careful crafting of Union's core curriculum - a curriculum that challenges each student to develop a life philosophy, that enables members of the faculty to significantly improve student learning, and that intentionally seeks to produce graduates who see being educated as a quality of mind, not simply an accumulation of facts.

Union's core contributes toward the nurturing of a graduate whose personal integrity, intellectual aptitude and responsible citizenship mark him or her as a Union graduate.