The College of Arts and Sciences is a richly diverse community of faculty and students dedicated to the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge about the natural and human worlds as well as the places where they intersect. The college is committed to enriching the academic experiences of graduate and undergraduate students, and to excelling in faculty research, scholarship, and creative activity. As the heart of a major research university, the college is a catalyst for positive change in the local community, the state, the nation, and the world.
The College of Arts and Sciences aspires to transform the lives of our students and improve the world they will inhabit by creating and sharing knowledge at the frontiers of inquiry.
The College of Arts and Sciences stands for the values of a liberal arts education, including critical inquiry, disciplined thinking, scientific investigation, broadened horizons, collaborative effort, and refined judgment. A liberal arts education prepares individuals to face an increasingly complex, diverse, and changing world with open, nimble minds and expansive, humane sympathies.