Message from the Dean

Pursuing a university education is one of the most important decisions you can make. It shapes your understanding of the world and it lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. That is why the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) takes seriously its mission: to cultivate academic programs of excellence, to foster a culture of scholarship for faculty and students, and to prepare students for advanced study, civic engagement, and a well-lived life.

To further our mission, CLAS has partnered with University Advancement to identify several strategic initiatives that enhance our academic programming and offer students innovative opportunities for professional development. We invite you to explore ways in which you might come alongside us in our efforts to provide a transformational education for our students.

We know that the best education, valued by graduates and employers alike, is one in which students are prepared to think deeply, critically, and creatively about complex problems. No matter the degree, major, or emphasis, students who pursue a degree in CLAS will find that their preparation will serve them well—not just for the next step, but for life.

With warmest regards,
Jennifer Walsh
Dean and Professor
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.