The curriculum, co-curriculum and extracurricular life are designed to develop the following:
- The ability to read critically – to evaluate arguments and the evidence and to draw appropriate conclusions.
- The ability to convey ideas in writing and in speech – accurately, grammatically and persuasively.
- Skill in reasoning logically and thinking analytically and objectively about important matters.
- An understanding of the most thoughtful reflections on right and wrong and an allegiance to principles of right conduct, as reflected by Oglethorpe’s honor code.
- The willingness and ability to assume the responsibilities of leadership in public and private life, including skill in organizing the efforts of other persons on behalf of worthy causes.
- An inclination to continue one’s learning after graduation from college and skill in the use of books, information technology and other intellectual tools for that purpose.
- A considered commitment to a set of career and life goals.
- An awareness of the increasingly international character of contemporary life and skill in interacting with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds.