Olivet's academic regulations constitute a readable map for student, counselor, professor, and general reader. Each member of the academic community should become familiar with the directions, for it is the official guide to each of the educational destinations offered by the University.
The liberal arts program offers every student, whatever his or her particular interest or vocational intention, an education built on a steadying foundation of studies in a variety of subjects. This leads to a mature level of lifelong learning that surpasses limited training for a narrowly defined vocational field that may become obsolete in a few years.
Career planning is strongly encouraged through counseling with faculty members and the professional staff of the Counseling and Career Center.
The general education requirements provide a foundation of study which may be helpful to a student selecting or confirming a career decision.