These ten essential capabilities were selected by the faculty as representing the goals of a liberal arts education at Wesleyan. By gaining strength in these capabilities, students will be better equipped for the various social, intellectual, and ethical challenges that they will encounter in their lives after graduation. The capabilities are:

Writing Designing, Creating, and Realizing
Speaking Ethical Reasoning
Interpretation Intercultural Literacy
Quantitative Reasoning Information Literacy
Logical Reasoning Effective Citizenship

Students may acquire these capabilities through extra- or co-curricular activities, and throughout courses and programs of study in the curriculum. To see a definition of the capabilities, please click on "definitions" in the column on the left side of this page.