The academic vision for the School of Arts and Sciences originates from UST’s core undergraduate curriculum. For example, if you want to become a doctor, we seek to form the whole person who will become a doctor. Your major alone will not enhance all the competencies you’ll need.
A medical school interview may challenge you with hypothetical situations that carry heated moral implications. Bioethics issues such as STEM cell research or human organ transplants will also challenge your moral compass.
The core’s liberal arts foundation, working together with your major, helps make you a more well-rounded person so you can navigate those moral and ethical dilemmas. This puts you in a better position for long-term promotability and earnings potential.