About Us

A large college with a family feel

At the College of Liberal Arts, we study the cultural, social, environmental, and historical context in which we live and examine what it means to be human.

Through interpretation, communication, and self-reflection, we learn to integrate different worldviews, which makes us better friends, partners, co-workers, and human beings.

  • We are built on the foundation of critical thought, communication, and creativity.
  • We are dedicated to preparing future leaders to improve the world.
  • We've combined these beliefs with a focus on sustainability and real-world experience. Our students get their hands dirty, so to speak, by getting out of the classroom and into the community.

Who We Are

The College of Liberal Arts is a community of arts, humanities, and social science scholars who study the cultural, social, environmental, and historical context in which we live, and examine what it means to be human.

Our students and faculty share a commitment to the well-being of the human community, the natural environment in which we live, and to the inspiration of the human spirit. 

Our Mission

Through our research and scholarship, we add to the world’s body of knowledge and artistry. This provides a comprehensive liberal arts education so that students can navigate their individual and communal paths through the human experience.

Our Vision

Central to every CSU student's collegiate experience, the College of Liberal Arts aspires to play a leading role in our University's distinctive 21st century land-grant mission.

Our Values

As a College, where our disciplines help us learn to appreciate and integrate the dichotomies in life, we value

  • Research and scholarship, which develops wisdom
  • Learning that is continuous, interactive, and cooperative
  • Empathy to understand others
  • Active engagement with our communities and the world
  • Equity of access

BY THE NUMBERS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
6,
MAJORS
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
GRADUATE STUDENTS
GRADUATE & PHD PROGRAMS
2017-18 SCHOLARHIP AWARDS
$,000

History of the College

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