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The strength of the Liberal Arts model of education lies in its capacity to produce graduates who possess sharp critical minds, a passion for creative and unconventional thinking, and essential leadership skills.

As a Habib University student, you will gain all that along with knowledge from an in-depth study in your chosen major. You will also get the opportunity to engage with a sufficiently broad range of existing forms of knowledge in a meaningful manner.

We are committed to the Liberal Arts and Sciences model of education because of its demonstrated success in producing graduates who have both the adaptability and confidence to succeed in a world of increasingly rapid change and volatility.

At the heart of a Habib education lies our distinctive Liberal Core curriculum, which embodies our ideal of Yohsin:

“The worth of each person lies in their own thoughtful self-cultivation.”

Your experience in the Habib Liberal Core will empower you to both reflect on and change the world.

The strength of Habib’s Liberal Core is built on its 7 Forms of Thought and Action, which were inspired by Stanford University’s Breadth Governance model, but adapted to our own unique regional context and include:

  • historical and social thought
  • philosophical thought
  • rhetoric and expression
  • formal reasoning
  • quantitative reasoning
  • scientific method and analysis
  • creative practice

All students are required to take a determined minimum number of courses under each form of thought and action.

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Global Connections

Habib Liberal Core


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Student Centric

With complete focus on students and their experience, we maintain a 12:1 student-faculty ratio for greater student-faculty interaction; we also have a comprehensive support system for our students.


Our world-class faculty comes from some of the institutions from across the globe – University of Pennsylvania, University of Columbia, York University; Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, McGill University, Syracuse University.

Design Thinking

21st century human-centered problem-solving tools.

Contextualized Learning

Through regional languages, fieldwork and projects based on addressing local issues