Prospective students frequently wonder how Blount fits into their larger program of study both as an undergraduate and beyond. Within the context of undergraduate study, The Blount minor is an excellent compliment to virtually any major—not only those in the College of Arts and Sciences, but those in other colleges, such as Communications and Information Sciences, Engineering, Commerce, and Education, as well. The ability to conduct critical problem solving and the written and oral communication skills that Blount students develop stand them in formidable stead in their non-Blount classes. Moreover, the synthetic and interdisciplinary nature of the Blount curriculum gives students valuable perspective on the connections between various domains of knowledge that more applied study does not provide.
Unsurprisingly, these skills also provide Blount students with a strong foundation for graduate study. And equally unsurprisingly, Blount students attend graduate school in disproportionately high numbers. On average, in excess of 95 percent of students graduating from the program in any given year apply to graduate school. Of those pursuing graduate study, 99 percent report being accepted into a program of their choice.