Paine College is a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) steeped in the Wesleyan Christian traditions and is committed to a liberal arts curriculum that focuses on ecumenism, multiculturalism, and critical learning. Its various degree programs are an outgrowth and commitment to this philosophy. Our educational mission is to equip students for leadership and service practicing social justice, peace, and transformation primarily in the African American community, in the nation, and in the world. Our educational vision strives to honor diversity by integrating global awareness throughout every phase of the curriculum.