The mission of the College of Liberal Arts is to inspire curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and imagination, allowing students to better understand the human experience and to become life-long learners. The foundation of the University education is fostered within the College of Liberal Arts where students study the fine arts, applied arts, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. These experiences develop the valuable skills of analysis, synthesis, the use of the scientific method, numeracy, and oral and written communication as well as greater understanding and appreciation for different cultures and international issues.
The College’s mission also includes ensuring that challenging academic majors and minors are offered in the various disciplines of the College to help prepare students for their future careers. Students are guided into career appropriate coursework through individualized advising by faculty mentors. Along with classroom instruction, the College fosters research and other creative activities with faculty and students. Such personal experiences create a profound impact that leads to personal and professional growth. The College supports alliances that form bridges to the outside community, such as through its association with the Center for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education and the Center for American Indian Studies. Public arts events and community/college musical groups also form a positive and permanent connection with members of the local community. Finally, the College contributes to the progress of the University, serves the needs of relevant disciplines and professions, and enhances the quality of life in our state and region through service activities.
From the College of Liberal Arts it is possible to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in:
Students may earn a Bachelor of Science degree in all of the following major areas:
Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in all of the following major areas: