The Confidence to Thrive in a Changing World
A liberal arts education will help you develop the skills that employers look for. You’ll take courses in your major, but you will also take a broad variety of core courses and electives. A liberal arts education will help you to:
- Apply what you know to new situations.
- Prepare for your immediate goals after graduation.
- Adapt as the world and your career evolve.
Start Your Quest | Write, Speak, Think
At the center of your academic experience is Quest, an integrated series of courses. Each year you will take core courses that develop your ability to:
- Communicate clearly in written and oral forms
- Think critically
- Solve problems
- Find, understand and use appropriate information
You will also take linked courses in various disciplines. Your classmates will take different linked courses and, through presentations and discussions, you will gain insights into the core topic from a variety of perspectives.
Less Time Listening to Lectures, More Time Contributing
Throughout the program you will explore more deeply aspects that interest you and discuss them with your classmates, who have explored other perspectives.
And as you move through the four years of the Quest program, the focus evolves.
- First year | Ignite: QS 111 Introduction to Quest & QS 112 Self and Other
- Second year | Investigate: QS 211 Scientific Inquiry & QS 212 Ideas and Expression
- Third year | Integrate: QS 311 Global Culture and Community
- Fourth year | Impact: QS 411 Global Citizenship
You will begin your journey by learning writing, speaking and thinking skills as a freshman and will continue developing them each year until you graduate. The Quest program aims to help Baker graduates excel at the skills that future employers or graduate schools find most important.