The School of Arts and Sciences educates men and women to be thoughtful and articulate people of faith who, rooted in the liberal arts, contribute in meaningful ways to their families, communities, and cultures. It does this in two primary ways. First, the School offers over thirty programs of study, including the arts, communication, computer science, the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Each program focuses on educating the whole person by developing skills necessary for future careers and providing insights that shape Christian citizens for a global society. Second, the School of Arts and Sciences houses the Core Curriculum, which provides a framework for continued learning, development, and growth in a lifelong pursuit of Vocation. Through a study of the liberal arts, the Core offers students a broad understanding of their place in the world, and is a meaningful, unifying influence for all Concordia graduates.