Why Arts & Sciences?
Diverse in nature and subjects, the School of Arts & Sciences consists of 11 different departments representing more than 15 disciplines – ranging from art, English and theater to history, biology and pre-engineering. These challenging academic experiences contribute to the complete education of our students in both the General Education Requirements and specific curriculums that prepare them for a career or further education.
About Our School
The departments within the School of Arts & Sciences all contribute to the overall mission of the university and the school by working to achieve the following goals:
Quality teaching is our primary goal and responsibility. Our faculty members teach the majority of courses in the General Education Requirements, which form the foundation of higher education. Faculty members focus on pedagogy and strive to create a rigorous and exciting atmosphere for learners.
Scholarly research and activity advances knowledge and improves teaching by keeping faculty current in their field and creating a dynamic environment for students. Creative activity and performance improves the proficiency of faculty and enhances teaching. The result is an enriched cultural experience for students and the community.
University and community service provides opportunities for faculty to participate in a variety of university and community affairs. Faculty donate academic expertise and problem solving skills to the university and community. The school serves as a cultural resource by presenting films, art exhibitions, dramatic productions, musical concerts and recitals. All departments provide academic activities for students in elementary through secondary grades.