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Academics: The Value of a Liberal Education

 Palestinian poetess Naomi Shihab Nye answered questions in an undergraduate writing class

IU South Bend Anthropology students at a dig site.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the heart of IU South Bend. Every undergraduate, regardless of their major, takes a number of courses in the College as they fulfill their general education requirements. This is one of the strengths of an IU South Bend degree.

A liberal arts education prepares students for a lifetime of learning by sharpening their critical thinking skills, teaching them to communicate well, honing their understanding of diversity and globalization, and exposing them broadly to the wealth of human knowledge.

In this section of our website, you'll find information about our departments and programs and the degrees, certificates, and minors they offer. You'll also find information about course offerings, centers and laboratories, and our curriculum.