The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences remains committed to and passionate about its mission to provide a transformational learning experience for all its students.
A talented, diverse, and caring faculty, who support and contribute to the College’s mission and values, remains at the core of the College’s efforts to mentor and motivate tomorrow’s leaders today. Teacher and student work together, and, as St. Augustine wrote, come to dwell in each other, each learning from the other in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery.
Below please find an alphabetical list of all the academic departments and programs within the College, along with the degree pursuits and other offerings they provide to the College and University as a whole.
|Department/Program||Major||Minor||1 Conc.||2 5-Yr
|Arab and Islamic Studies||BA||√||√|
|Astrophysics & Planetary Science||BS||√|
|Augustine and Culture Seminar Program|
|Augustine in Dialogue with Faith and Culture||√|
|Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience||BS|
|Comprehensive Science Program||BS|
|French and Francophone Studies||BA||√|
|Gender and Women's Studies||BA||√|
|Geography and the Environment
|Human Resource Development||√||√||MS|
|Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies||BA||√|
|Independently Designed Major||BA||√|
|Latin American Studies||BA||√|
|Mathematics & Statistics
|Peace and Justice||√||√|
|Romance Languages and Literatures||MA|
|Russian Area Studies||√||√|
|Theology and Religious Studies||BA||√||√||MA|
|Writing & Rhetoric||√||√|
Since its creation in 1842, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences distinguishes itself from its peers with an unwavering dedication to undergraduate education. A true emphasis on undergraduate education allows students to study with faculty who are experts in their fields so that they gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of critical insight, mature judgment, and independent thinking, and a sense of the importance of values and the moral responsibility of caring for others and working for the betterment of society.
The academic majors, minors, and concentrations offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reflect the College’s mission to provide all of its students with an interdisciplinary and diversified academic program and core curriculum, which offer its students a scale of well-defined universal values that equips them to be wise critics of the society in which they live.