Mission Statement

We seek to provide our students with skills for all aspects of life, not simply preparation for a specific career path. To this end, our courses and programs stress critical thinking, logical problem solving, quantitative analysis, and written and oral communication skills. In addition to being well-positioned for exciting careers upon graduation, our graduates will be prepared to succeed in graduate school in multiple disciplines, including the economics, law, political science, finance, and marketing.

We judge our success by our students' ability to think and reason independently, to examine both the positive and normative aspects of an issue, and to draw conclusions that can be supported by sound analysis. Both in and out of our classrooms, we have created a learning environment characterized by close interaction between faculty and students, an open exchange of ideas, and an examination of the ethics and values reflected in our thought and action.