The Dyson Advantage: Dyson's Vision for the Pace Path
Theory + Professional Experience = Success
A hallmark of a liberal arts education is the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills for our students. Dyson recognizes the importance of these skills in all phases of everyday life and their value in professional training. Given this importance, we offer you curricula fostering synergy between liberal arts and the professions. Dyson programs provide a practical education grounded in theory that synthesizes classroom work with the real world through internships, civic involvement, and independent student/faculty research. This engagement transforms passive learning into purposeful action that prepares you for life after graduation. To achieve our goals, we offer these points of distinction:
Program Flexibility. Dyson offers many multidisciplinary programs that allow you to easily earn a dual-major degree, earn a minor in most subject areas, or develop an in-depth sequence in an academic discipline. Many programs have an international aspect that emphasizes global learning.
Innovative Core Curriculum. The Pace Core Curriculum allows for flexibility and choice so you can fulfill requirements according to your interests. Our courses promote active learning, student success, and faculty-student interaction. Many courses include opportunities for civic involvement and service learning, which emphasize social and global responsibility.
Learning Communities. Dyson learning communities are paired courses that examine critical issues from multidisciplinary perspectives. Two faculty members from different fields work with you to delve more deeply into areas of interest, developing critical thinking and analytic skills that draw upon multiple sources of knowledge.
Pre-professional and Graduate Preparation. Our programs provide excellent preparation if you are intending to pursue post-baccalaureate study in medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, veterinary science, law, or any graduate course of study.
Accelerated Graduate Study. If you’re interested in fast-tracking a graduate degree, the College offers many combined degree programs where you can earn both an undergraduate and graduate or professional degree in five or six years, including on-line course offerings.
Experiential Learning. Dyson offers multiple experiential learning opportunities for students through internships, faculty/student research, practica, workshops, and mentoring. Students gain valuable real-world experiences that prepare them for professional careers and further graduate/professional studies.