Colby is committed to the belief that the best preparation for life, and especially for the professions that require specialized study, is a broad acquaintance with human knowledge. The Colby experience is designed to enable students to find and fulfill their own unique potential. It is hoped that students will become critical and imaginative thinkers who are: welcoming of diversity and compassionate toward others; capable of distinguishing fact from opinion; intellectually curious and aesthetically aware; adept at synthesis as well as analysis; broadly educated with depth in some areas; proficient in writing and speaking; familiar with one or more scientific disciplines; knowledgeable about American and other cultures; able to create and enjoy opportunities for lifelong learning; willing to assume leadership roles as students and citizens; prepared to respond flexibly to the changing demands of the world of work; useful to society and happy with themselves. Colbyâ€™s academic program is among the preeminent liberal arts programs in the nation. The Colby experience challenges students to open their minds to new ideas, unfamiliar concepts, and diverse points of view. With 52 majors, 24 departments, 11 programs, and an independent major option, students have the flexibility to set their own course of study. Colbyâ€™s singular dedication to undergraduate education and its emphasis on research and project-based learning means that each student can tailor his or her academic program for a unique experience. The strong liberal arts curriculum provides excellent preparation for an unlimited range of career choices and graduate studies while giving students a better understanding of the world and their places in it.
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