Arts & Sciences Mission Statement


The College of Arts and Sciences provides students with a liberal arts foundation where they are taught to think critically, grow academically, and communicate effectively. We prepare our students to be intellectually, socially, culturally, and professionally engaged citizens and leaders who contribute to and promote the sustainability of local and global communities.


The College of Arts and Sciences will be a national model among colleges of arts and sciences for student-centered teaching and learning, engagement, and collaboration.

Core Values

The faculty, staff, and administration of the College of Arts and Sciences value:

  • An intellectually stimulating environment
  • Academic excellence
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Committed and effective teacher-scholars
  • Diversity of ideas, perspectives, and cultures
  • Engagement
  • Our communities
  • Sense of place
  • Student success

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