DIVISION OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The Mission of the Division of Arts and Sciences is to advance understanding and appreciation of the arts and of the sciences through a challenging, creative, and intellectually stimulating curriculum, based on Christian values and perspectives in a culturally diverse community.
Socrates, the Greek philosopher who lived in the 5th century B.C.E., elucidated the cornerstone of a liberal arts education when he stated, "The unexamined life is not worth living." In its commitment to literacy, basic logical and mathematical capability, and knowledge of the world, Bacone College's Division of Arts and Sciences teaches all students to think critically, reason logically, and remain open to spiritual and aesthetic experiences as they learn to know themselves. Through this process, they will discover their place and purpose as citizens of a multicultural world which demands reflection, sensitivity, cooperation, and alertness from all people.
The Division of Arts and Sciences offers a number of Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree plans which provide a solid academic foundation for advanced study. All degree plans reflect the College's liberal arts core course sequencing. Students seeking these degrees often have a broad choice of courses which will fulfill their major, allowing students to pursue individual interests. These plans also assume that students begin their academic work at Bacone without the need for developmental course work to sharpen the crucial reading, writing, and mathematical skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. Students whose test results show that they need to strengthen reading, academic writing, and/or algebra skills must readjust their educational plans accordingly.