The College of Liberal Arts seeks to develop the individual, providing the essential skills of critical and creative thinking and expression that prepare students for an active life, both public and private, as well as civic and professional.
strive to ignite intellectual curiosity and a passion for lifelong learning.
We aim for the understanding of self, society and ethics necessary for responsible and engaged citizenship, for integrity balanced with social awareness.
We foster both cultural enrichment and an appreciation of the human condition in all of its diversity.
We cultivate an awareness that truth is usually complex, multifaceted, and unlikely to be found in one place.
To reach our goals, the College of Liberal Arts offers comprehensive and multi-disciplinary programs, as well as extracurricular activities. We encourage and support faculty excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, creative production, and service. Challenging our students to address the historical, philosophical, cultural, and analytical foundations of their disciplines, we teach them to act with ethical and aesthetic awareness as leaders in their disciplines, their university, and their communities; and to communicate effectively in the free exchange of ideas.