as the world becomes more specialized it raises the question should undergraduate institutions change their curriculum requirements to better equip students the goal of a liberal arts education is to enlighten individuals and prepare them for the complex and diverse world by requiring the study of literature philosophy mathematics and sciences. as professional careers evolve into more specialized fields the argument that a liberal education is no longer needed rises. some educators feel that future professionals would be better primed for the future by focusing specifically on subjects that deal with their intended field. however a liberal arts education provides benefits that go beyond the classroom. the experience of studying a