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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Mission, Vision and Values


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 & Sciences Strategic Plan