Greetings and welcome to the It Takes a College blog. The It Takes a College initiative was born out of the belief that there is no group better equipped or motivated to share our story with the public than the people who have experienced the transformative power of a USAO education first hand.
It Takes A College
It Takes a College
Pursuing a liberal arts education demands that one approach every situation with an
open mind, ready to consider multiple perspectives. There are, however, core values
that we must never abandon in the pursuit of cooperation. USAO, as an institution,
embraces a core belief about the power of liberal arts education.
Prospective students typically choose their college based on any number of reasons — the quality of the education, affordability and value, student life and location.
But students who choose the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma most often do so because of people.
COURSEWORK IS BUILT AROUND A UNIQUE INTERDISCIPLINARY CORE
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.
There are few transitions more agonizing than that of one’s children leaving home and entering the wider world. For many families, college is a way to ease that transition.
Every potential advocate for USAO has a unique perspective from which he or she has experienced the university. A student who graduates to become an alum only to come back to work for the university in some capacity may have three different understandings of the university that must be reconciled in order to share a coherent picture with someone else.
Talking Point #1: USAO OFFERS A BROAD EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
As Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university, USAO provides students a broad educational experience, grounded in the sciences and humanities, that reinforces communication, critical thinking and problem solving.
Last year, USAO staff, faculty and students collaborated to create a movie-trailer style video that highlights some of the many features that makes our university unique within the Oklahoma Higher Education system. Now, you can view and share this on your social networks or with individuals you believe might benefit from learning about USAO.