The Roots of the College
From 1910 to 1920,
The College Today
The college is dedicated to the primary goal of The University of Akron, which is to support and enable the success of our students through engaged and innovative teaching, informed by world-class research, aligned to advance our understanding of our world, nurture civility, and assist students in becoming elightened members of a diverse and just democratic society. Students today explore the world across the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
In the Humanities, students study the human condition, learning about the development of history, cultures, languages, and literatures, 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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