What are the liberal arts?

Merriam-Webster defines the liberal arts as “college or university studies intended to provide chiefly general knowledge and to develop general intellectual capacities as opposed to professional or vocational skills.”

But to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, it means so much more. It is who we are and it is what we believe best prepares the state’s youth for a successful life after college – that it is the best path to a meaningful and purposeful life.

As Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university, USAO provides students with a broad educational experience, grounded in the sciences and humanities, that reinforces communication, critical thinking and problem solving.

USAO’s Interdisciplinary Studies program maintains a 50-year tradition of integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines and is required of all students who begin their college work at USAO.

Learn more about USAO’s IDS Core