The mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is to prepare students to achieve their academic goals, to access and critically examine increasingly complex sources of information, to take an active role in their society and world, and to commit themselves to lifelong learning.

This mission is accomplished through both curricular and co-curricular elements. The general education curriculum provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences that emphasizes the development of communication, computational, and analytical skills; of an understanding of the methods used in the natural and social sciences; and of an appreciation of the arts and humanities.

The major program curriculum provides students with a depth of knowledge in a particular discipline that prepares them for their chosen careers or graduate or professional studies. Co-curricular opportunities such as internships, service learning, and international travel provide students with individualized growth experiences.