To thrive in a global, rapidly changing world, future leaders must be both scientifically and culturally educated.Iowa State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides students with the 21st-century tools needed to succeed as global citizens.
Liberal Arts and Sciences teaches students to think critically, communicate fluidly, and be scientifically and culturally literate. Students learn to collaborate, effectively use technology, and practice global responsibility.
The college, which teaches half of all ISU undergraduate credit hours, educates students to become global citizens in several ways:
- Teaching communication skills through collaborative classroom learning.
- Placing students in the most appropriate math courses to ensure STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) retention and success.
- Promoting study abroad opportunities for international experiences and cultural awareness.
- Encouraging collaboration and active participation in science labs.
- Stimulating student-centered learning to foster group participation and teamwork, which is crucial for entering the workplace.
Did you know? 96% of the ISU students who participated in the annual Valencia, Spain study abroad program said the experience made them more receptive to different ideas.