December 12, 2017

Get to the Point

Detail from the stained-glass window in the Fiondella Great Room featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Detail from the stained-glass window in the Fiondella Great Room featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

“What’s the point?”

It’s a question you’re bound to be asked if you take on the rigors of a liberal arts education at Providence College. What use is Aristotle to the aspiring accountant? What does ethics have to do with engineering? What’s the point?

It’s a question asked every day at Providence College. What is the point? What makes a career not merely productive, but fulfilling? What makes a life not merely long, but good? What does it mean to be part of a community and to share its heritage?

Some think of college as simply preparation for a career, but you wouldn’t be reading this if you thought that was all. A liberal arts education is a doorway to a broader and deeper way of thinking. It’s the key to thousands of years of humankind’s biggest questions, and the foundation for thousands more. A Providence College education equips you with skills necessary for success, but that’s only the beginning.

So what’s the point?
Great question.
We can’t wait to help you find you the answer.