The former president of Yale University, the late A. Bartlett Giamatti, observed that universities “change so that they may endure, endure with a sense of their purpose and dignity.”
Colleges and universities embrace change; indeed that is the core of their sense of purpose. They are special places to which the wider society looks for knowledge and direction in the face of uncertainty and change. And they do not turn away from or resist that challenge. Indeed, we thrive on the edges of existing knowledge, eager to explore and expand those edges with each new inquiry. Most important, we seek to pass that knowledge and sense of discovery to our students, those who will be there as new worlds emerge.
Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts, a remarkable place of scholarship and learning in the humanities, the social sciences, the fine and performing arts, and education. Nearly 300 faculty and over 4,600 students work within our halls. To discover the opportunities and prospects that define the important work our faculty and students do together, we invite you to use this Web site.