Brooklyn Faculty is without doubt one of the greatest public liberal arts schools within the nation

From Rich Pietras
February 4, 2021

Brooklyn College is New York City’s premier public liberal arts college and one of the top 50 colleges in the United States according to AcademicInfluence.com. The college was one of only two New York state colleges or universities to make the list of prestigious liberal arts institutions.

The rankings published by Business Insider are based on the innovative, proprietary InfluenceRanking Engine, which crawls the web to measure the impact of a school’s thought leadership.

Kenneth A. Gould, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, says it is a priority for the college to emphasize the importance of critical thinking, effective communication and analytical skills in preparing students for the growing challenges of a rapidly changing society .

“The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the intellectual center of the college, the heart of our humanities education and the center for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching rooted in strong disciplines,” said Gould. “The liberal arts at Brooklyn College prepare our students for a wide range of rewarding careers and equip them with the skills they need to be resilient and adaptable in a dynamic global economy.”

The rankings underline the fact that companies everywhere recognize the truth: “niche” is a thing of the past. Companies that once boasted the virtues of the specialist are now consolidating their workforces and demanding that their employees do everything well. The coveted employee is now proficient in writing, psychology, logic, mathematics, graphic design, economics, computer programming and more.

“Work demands are changing. Today’s college graduates are expected to do more. That makes the liberal arts attractive and practical,” said Jed Macosko, academic director of AcademicInfluence.com and professor of physics at Wake Forest University. “Students who demonstrate a wide range of skills and the flexibility to do whatever is asked of them will be more successful after graduation.”

Read more about the importance of the liberal arts in Brooklyn College in Brooklyn College Magazine Here.

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