About the College

The Mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to educate the whole person and promote lifelong learning by integrating the liberal arts with the Franciscan tradition. We provide the means for students to acquire skills, knowledge, perspectives, and aesthetic appreciation so they can think critically and engage responsibly in their personal lives and professional and global communities.


Liberal arts courses provide the foundation for developing an appreciation for humankind's achievements and the thinking and communication skills necessary for a full and successful life.    

The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 30 fields of study and both undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

Although the major academic programs vary from one another in content and direction, they are all grounded in the same core values and disciplines of the liberal arts.   

Our diverse student body and small student-to-faculty ratio make learning a rich and satisfying experience. 

Classes are taught by well-qualified professors rather than teaching assistants. Individualized academic advising, at the department and general level, helps provide a framework on which to build a personal education plan.