Liberal Education


A liberally educated person has no limitations.

The concept of liberal education is central to the teaching philosophy at the University of Lethbridge.

It is the idea that a university education is meant to cultivate an attitude of freedom and the critical exploration of ideas through exposure to a diverse cross-section of disciplinary approaches.

Liberal education helps focus your growth in:

  • the liberal arts

  • a general intellectual background

  • the development of a great depth and breadth of knowledge across an array of disciplinary approaches in the humanities, sciences and social science

The aim of this type of education is to enable you to become an independent, well-rounded and thoughtful individual, who actively contributes to your community.