Home to more than 2700 undergraduate majors and 500 graduate students, the College of Liberal Arts is the largest college in the university. The college also is central to the work of the university in that all undergraduates will take courses in the liberal arts as part of the Core Curriculum.
As a liberal arts student at a major research university, you will receive instruction from distinguished faculty members with nationally and internationally recognized programs of research and artistry. The college’s approximately 200 faculty members engage students in cutting-edge research and artistic expression and provide opportunities to participate in outreach activities, internships, and study abroad. Students may further enrich their educational and cultural experiences by hearing renowned guest speakers and by attending events and activities produced as part of the university’s visual and performing arts programs.
No matter what major you choose, you will find first-rate instruction from dedicated faculty members. A liberal arts education will challenge you to explore the human condition as you gain skills that will serve you well in the “knowledge economy” of the twenty-first century: the ability to think critically, analyze and synthesize information, solve problems, and express yourself effectively.
In addition to the traditional disciplines within the arts, humanities, and social sciences-- such as music, history, and psychology--the college offers a variety of interdisciplinary programs and majors that approach topics from a number of disciplinary perspectives, such as Women’s Studies or International Affairs.
Here on our website, you can explore our departments, courses, programs, special events, and faculty and student accomplishments. I hope you will consider making the College of Liberal Arts your academic home.
Heather K. Hardy, Ph.D.