The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is central to the fulfillment of the mission of the larger university. The arts and sciences disciplines are the foundations of academic tradition and represent both the substance and process of the higher education curriculum. Presenting an opportunity for testing the limits of the human mind: to create; to dream; to discover the self, the world, and society; to explore ideas; and to develop patterns of life-long learning; they equip the student with vital links to the past and future, with the skills and insights necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing society, and with the learning essential to effective citizenship.

In this spirit, the college is committed to providing high-quality general education and elective-course experiences for all undergraduate students at the university and academically challenging programs of study for its majors and minors, both undergraduate and graduate.