History of the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences
The Roots of the College
From 1910 to 1920,
Buchtel College Today
Buchtel College is dedicated to the mission of The University of Akron: ensuring student success and leveraging our region’s unique assets in the creation of knowledge and application of research that benefits humankind. Our students explore the world across the Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
In the Fine Arts, students develop skills in performance and arts education through challenging and energizing studies in art, arts administration, dance, music, and theatre. Other students in the Fine Arts enhance the quality of life for themselves and society through studies in child and family development, interior design, and fashion merchandising.
In the Humanities, students study the human condition, learning about the development of history, cultures, languages, communication, literature, and how individuals in diverse times and places have understood themselves and their environment, thereby preparing to be informed, articulate, involved, and humane citizens and leaders in a global society.
In the Natural Sciences, students explore physical, chemical and biological aspects of our world, learning to use mathematical models and advanced technologies and equipment to investigate phenomena ranging from the smallest of scales to the global and beyond. Research and teaching emphasize synthesis, integration and immersion of students in the process of science, giving them the tools to create new knowledge and technologies that will improve our world in the future.
In the Social Sciences, students examine individuals and groups, organizations and societies in order to advance our understanding of the social and psychological, economic and political, geographic and cultural forces that affect these populations and improve our capacity to participate in democratic decision making as informed and effective citizen agents seeking to maximize liberty, justice, and cooperation.
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