The underlying philosophy of this education is expressed by its founders in this statement from the charter of incorporation: “The object of the Corporation and general nature of the purposes of its creation are as follows: To establish and maintain a college wherein the arts, sciences and languages shall be taught and also to provide opportunity for young men and young women to study the Bible as the revealed will of God to man and as the only sufficient rule of faith and practice, while they are educated in the liberal arts; . . .”
Florida College is dedicated to the education of the whole man, which means that the program of studies is designed to give students a breadth of understanding about the world in which they live, knowledge of their natural heritage, and the competencies in thinking and living which are essential to discharging their responsibility in society.
Preparing young men and women intellectually and spiritually so that they can adjust to changes through their broad general knowledge, ability to work with others and ability to understand, reason, and communicate is the basic function of a liberal arts college. Training for specific technical jobs in business and industry is too specialized a task for a liberal arts college to undertake. Consequently, much technical knowledge required must be left to those industries needing it. Basic competencies for professions and vocations, and an understanding of human behaviour are properly the function of college education.