The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for coordination of all phases of the instructional program. The instructional program is comprised of three components: general education, specialized education and continuing education. The area of general education provides for all students the academic foundations and cultural experiences essential to a liberal arts education. The area of specialized education provides students with the experiences necessary to master an academic discipline in preparation for graduate and professional schools and/or employment. The area of continuing education offers individuals opportunities to enrich life or improve occupational status through constant, periodic or occasional study.