Breakthroughs in genomics, neuroscience, and renewable energy come with increasingly complex societal, economic, political, legal, and ethical implications. Tomorrow’s legal experts, policymakers, consultants—not to mention CEOs—will need fluency to participate in a science-rich discourse that increasingly touches every decision.
The key lies in integrated sciences. When everything is connected to science and big data, a siloed model of undergraduate education rooted in the 19th century no longer works. The recently-announced Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, rooted in CMC’s foundational liberal arts and leadership mission, is unique in its approach to organizing science education around socio-scientific grand challenges, leveraging computation as a powerful vehicle for discovery and systematic solutions, and integrating CMC’s core strengths in the social sciences and humanities.
Learn more in this leadership conversation on preparing tomorrow’s leaders through integrated sciences.
Philanthropist, trustee, and alumnus Henry Kravis ’67 and his wife, Marie-Josée Kravis, made a transformative commitment of up to $215 million in support of CMC’s vision for a next-generation program.
“A liberal arts education is about teaching students how to think and to problem-solve. It’s imperative for both science and humanities majors to receive a broad education. Ethical consideration has to be part of everything we do, not just in technology, but in the humanities, in politics, and in science. In every field,” Kravis said.
Click here to see the Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences Advisory Council.