The College of Liberal Arts is committed to educating students for a lifetime of continued learning, productive careers, civic engagement and enriched personal lives. Our faculty is equally committed to producing research, scholarship and creative work that has impact in their fields of inquiry.
A liberal arts education is grounded in the study of human beings—individually or in groups, in the past as well as in the present—in order to understand how people make sense of the world in which they live. In addition to the broad and specific knowledge that enriches lives, the liberal arts also emphasize practical abilities such as effective communication, critical and analytical thinking, creativity, personal and social responsibility, an appreciation of different people and perspectives, and an integrative understanding of global issues.
The college began as the School of Arts and Sciences in 1924 and in 1965 became the College of Liberal Arts. Today, Liberal Arts offers programs in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities, primarily in the 12 departments but also in several interdisciplinary areas that cross departmental boundaries.
STUDENTS HAD AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN 2015-16
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