What is the diffrence between a Liberal Art college and a no

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By Yaearb (Yaearb) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 09:28 am: Edit

spacially for a science major?

By Drusba (Drusba) on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 07:31 pm: Edit

An LAC, which is usually a school with a fairly small student population (a few thousand or less) is very often fine for a science major at the undergraduate level. School usually has what is generally referred to as a school of Arts & Sciences -- majors in social sciences, sciences, math, English, languages, art (including theater and music). What it usually doesn't have is engineering, business, agriculture, nursing and some other specialty areas that are gernrally found at larger universities (although some LAC's even have some of those).

The LAC is not likely to have as elaborate research facilities that a university may have but it will also not likely be the situation you may find at universities where all the science professors are doing research rather than teaching except for the ones who cannot speak English and are teaching your class of several hundred to a thousand students.

Often LAC's only have bachelors programs although a number will have some graduate programs. As to any particular science major, you need to check out what any particular LAC offers (for example, some do not offer chemistry because they do not have the facilities for it), the same as you would if looking at a university.

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