Rivier's Academic Goals

Through its curriculum, Rivier University seeks to:

  • Develop creative approaches to problem-solving, promote intellectual curiosity, and engender a lifelong commitment to learning.
  • Promote ethical awareness, personal accountability, and a strong commitment to community.
  • Foster a sense of the sacred and of the dignity of the human person, particularly as expressed through the Catholic tradition.
  • Cultivate the ability to place oneself, one’s discipline, and one’s society in historical, cultural, and global perspective.
  • Foster the ability to reason critically and use sound reasoning.
  • Develop the capacity for precise and articulate communication—written, oral, visual, and quantitative.
  • Promote an understanding of the special disciplinary approaches and contributions of the arts and sciences.
  • Prepare students to function as skilled professionals in their chosen careers.

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