College of Liberal Arts


  • Provide students with solid historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations in the humanities, fine and performing arts, and social sciences, while improving their capacity to think creatively, communicate effectively, and act with ethical and aesthetic awareness of the world we all share.
  • Contribute to the creation of rewarding private lives through responsible citizenship and stewardship within a diverse and increasingly connected world.
  • Promote faculty excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and service as models and mentors for student achievement.
  • Contribute to the cultural life of the region, promoting reflection and understanding.

Goals - students will:

  • Gain understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the liberal arts.
  • Expand creative and intellectual horizons while exploring new areas of knowledge.
  • Develop a spirit of inquiry leading to a commitment to life-long learning.
  • Engage in co-curricular activities as participants and/or audience members.
  • Enhance understanding of cultural/ethnic diversity and commonalities, as well as themselves, while exploring the arts, philosophies, languages, literatures and histories of civilizations and criminal justice and security communities.
  • Analyze, interpret and/or compose creative works in literature, fine and performing arts, and/or the social sciences.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written modes using varied media and information sources.