Because someone asked that seemingly simple question, eternally dark rooms were brightened, previously incurable diseases were eradicated, and distant places have become connected as virtual neighbors.
As a liberal arts institution, asking “Why” has been central to a Providence College education for generations. At PC, we value critical thinking, celebrate the linkage of faith and reason in the quest for knowledge, and recognize the importance of moral and ethical reasoning, artistic appreciation, and understanding the natural world, other cultures, and diverse traditions. Our curriculum is intentionally well-rounded to combine the breadth and depth of a liberal arts education. Here, science and history majors explore art, literature, theology, and philosophy, as well as issues related to our increasingly global and diverse society.
A PC liberal arts education is an education in the human experience – one that is grounded in the ages but essential for success in the modern world.
Dr. Vance Morgan is a professor of philosophy and the former director of PC's signature Development of Western Civilization Program.
He believes in the liberal arts. He thinks you should, too.