Philosophical Vision

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In the view of Wyoming Catholic College, a post-secondary education should teach the whole person in his three dimensions of mind, body, and spirit.

Moreover, it should provide the student with sound reasoning and communication skills, strong virtues, and a broad understanding of the rich heritage of Western Civilization. All the while, the education should foster the student's natural sense of wonderment at the world and things newly learned, for it is when the wonderment is lost that the student's right relationship with creation and with others falters. We also believe that this vision can be realized only with reference to Catholic faith and practice, which formed Western civilization and culture for nearly two millenia.

A summary of the Vision Statement follows. (The complete Statement is also available.)

Our Mission

Wyoming Catholic College is a four-year college committed to offering a liberal arts education that steeps its students in the awesome beauty of our created, natural world and imbues them with the best that has been thought and said in Western civilization, including the moral and intellectual heritage of the Catholic Church. The College strives to promote a love of learning, an understanding of natural order, and the quest for virtuous living so that its graduates will assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society.

Its curriculum and campus are devoted to the formation of the whole person, i.e., the spiritual, physical and intellectual dimensions. Studies include the classics of imaginative literature, history, mathematics, science, philosophy, fine arts, and theology. They employ the Great and Good Books as well as the natural created world, effecting a rich combination of intellectual and experiential-poetic knowledge. Students' imaginations are enriched and their capacity for wonder deepened. Moreover, students and faculty share in a campus life that reflects the ideals taught directly and indirectly in the classroom.

In the Catholic tradition, emphasis is placed not on the dissemination of information, but rather on the development and perfection of the intellect, the passions, and the will, enabling students to approach and embrace the good, the true, and the beautiful throughout their lives.

In addressing the whole person the College contributes to the students' spiritual and moral formation. This is done via Catholic culture, context, and traditions. The College is staunchly faithful to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church and the deposit of faith handed down over the past two thousand years.