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Unique Academic Experience

With only 1600 students, Brescia classes are small and interactive, where you will get to know your classmates — women learners who desire to be educated in the truest sense of the word. The Brescia classroom isn’t your traditional “lecture style” and involves discussion, debate and group work. You will study and work collaboratively with your professors, who will challenge you to be an active participant in your education.

Brescia’s unique academic experience begins right away during first year in our Brescia Bold (IDS 1200 a/b) cohort-model course. In this shared experience course, you will be challenged to think critically and connect regularly with your classmates through a series of engaging guest speakers and shared assignments. The Brescia Bold course also serves as your foundation in developing the Brescia Competencies – seven critical skills and abilities that will support your university experience and take you far beyond graduation.

As an extension of your academics, many of Brescia’s programs offer experiential learning options, practicum placements or internships. Integrating experiential learning with your academic studies allows you to apply theories you learn in class to practical workplace settings. This gives you hands-on experience that will be valuable for your future career. 

Brescia's Seven Competencies

The building blocks of your Brescia experience

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    Communication

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    Critical Thinking

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    Inquiry & Analysis

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    Problem Solving

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    Self Awareness and Development

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    Social Awareness and Engagement

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    Valuing