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What Are the Liberal Arts?

The term “liberal arts” comes from ancient Greece, and describes the skills that were considered necessary for an individual to be an educated, independent member of society. Although the curriculum has been updated in the last 2,000 years, universities and employers around the world still prize liberal arts education because liberal arts graduates are known for their abilities to think broadly and deeply on a range of issues. Rather than choosing to be just smart businessmen, engaged citizens, or caring community members, liberal arts students are all three.

The Pre-Collegiate Program is proud to be Myanmar’s first liberal arts school. Through our classes in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, we give students the critical thinking and analytical skills to become leaders in a variety of fields. Employers know this, and it helps explains why they are so eager to hire students with degrees from liberal arts colleges.

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In modern times, liberal arts colleges are most commonly found in America. That’s one reason why most PCP graduates go on to earn their bachelor’s degrees in the USA. However, there are many world-class universities throughout Europe, and increasingly, Asia. Modern challenges require complex, intelligent answers. We think that liberal arts education is the best way to find to find them.