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College of Liberal Arts

Organization and Purpose

The College of Liberal Arts consists of six departments and four schools. The departments are Anthropology, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology. The four schools are the Brian Lamb School of Communication, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies,  the School of Languages and Cultures, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The college offers a variety of programs designed to prepare students for continued intellectual growth and provide specialized training in many areas. In order to appropriately prepare for the challenges of adult life, students will find in the college's programs a broad range of curricula carefully planned to develop their capacities, abilities, and skills.

The College of Liberal Arts offers curricula leading to a B.A. degree. Both introductory and advanced education is available. Most students interested in becoming secondary or elementary teachers should make application to the Office of Certification in the College of Education during the sophomore year. Specific offerings and the requirements for degrees are listed in this online resource.