Student and professor at whiteboardMission

To foster academic excellence, to create and impart knowledge critical to a modern society and a global economy, and to ensure the acquisition of skills essential for professional careers and graduate study.



By 2020, CLAS will have enacted a new paradigm for a liberal arts education that retains the proven values of a broad education while imparting career-oriented skills throughout the curriculum.


• Learning and Scholarship
• Discovery and Innovation
• Health and Care of Mind, Body, and Community
• Diversity, Respect, and Inclusiveness
• Citizenship and Leadership

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan