The mission of Lycoming College is to provide a distinguished baccalaureate education in the liberal arts and sciences within a coeducational, supportive, residential setting.
Lycoming College is committed to the principle
that a liberal arts education provides an excellent foundation for an informed
and productive life. Consequently, the Baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Arts
or Bachelor of Science) is conferred upon the student who has completed an
educational program incorporating the two principles of a liberal arts
education known as distribution and concentration. The objective of the
distribution principle is to ensure that the student achieves intellectual
breadth through the study of the arts, humanities, mathematics, natural and
social sciences, and modern or ancient languages and their literatures. The
objective of the concentration principle is to provide depth of learning
through completion of a program of study in a given discipline or subject area
known as the major. The effect of both principles is to impart knowledge,
inspire inquiry, and encourage creative thought.
Lycoming College promotes individual growth and
community development through a combination of academic and co-curricular
programs in a supportive residential environment that seeks to foster
self-awareness, model social responsibility, and provide opportunities to
develop leadership skills. Students are encouraged to explore new concepts and
perspectives, to cultivate an aesthetic sensibility, and to develop
communication and critical thinking skills. The College is committed to
promoting racial inclusiveness, gender equality, and an appreciation of
cultural diversity. Through a holistic approach, Lycoming College encourages
students to become ethical, informed, and engaged individuals.