School of Liberal Arts and Education

Indside Out Dance Performance by Casey Lee Thorne

Immerse yourself in an education based in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. Our degrees will prepare you for a productive life of resilience, creativity, critical thinking, and resourcefulness - all of which are essential to civic responsibility and professional success in our diverse and changing world.

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."  -- Benjamin Franklin

Why Choose a Major in LAE?

Surveys of Fortune 500 companies and major employers in the U.S. suggest that professional success hinges on organic, cross-disciplinary skills. In particular, critical thinking and the ability to capture an idea concisely and articulate it well to others, as well as flexibility and adaptability are essential skills for today's college graduates. These skills and attributes are hallmarks of an LAE education. The classes, field work, internships, study abroad, service learning, and extra-curricular opportunities associated with the programs of study in LAE prepare students to be life-long learners with the skills necessary to adapt to a variety of careers throughout their life. Our students graduate confident, well informed, and ready to confront the challenges in today's dynamic and increasingly global work environment.

Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature:
Forcing college kids to ignore the liberal arts won't help them in a competitive economy.
Washington Post, Sept. 2, 2016